Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy: How the Allies Won on D-Day

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy: How the Allies Won on D-Day

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A groundbreaking account of the first twenty-four hours of the D-Day invasion.

More than seventy-five years have passed since D-Day, the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled.

Giles Milton's bold history narrates the day's events through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter. From the military architects at Supreme Headquarters to the young schoolboy in the Wehrmacht's bunkers, Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy lays bare the absolute terror of those trapped in the front line of Operation Overlord. It also gives voice to the French butcher's daughter, the panzer commander's wife, and the chauffeur to the general staff. This vast canvas of human bravado reveals "the longest day" as never before.

ISBN: 9781250134936

Published Date: June 1, 2021

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 486

Size: 8.21" l x 5.41" w x 0.88" h