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D-Day Companion PB

D-Day Companion PB

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Edited by Jane PenroseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jane Penrose

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • On Sale: April 21, 2009
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84603-454-1 (1-84603-454-X)
about this book

''Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the allied expeditionary force: You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere are with you ..." -General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1944

Published to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, The D-Day Companion book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Operation Overlord saw the Allied Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery pit their wits against Hitler in a bold bid to liberate continental Europe. Featuring a foreword by Major Richard Winters, real-life commander of Easy Company as featured in Stephen E Ambrose's Band of Brothers, this is a unique and incisive examination of the momentous events that surrounded June 6, 1944. Each chapter of this book focuses on a different aspect of the D-Day landings, from the build-up to the attack to the experiences of the troops on the ground.