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Item No. EH-068
D.Day Landing Beaches
6 June 1944. Allies land in Normandy: nearly 5000 ships carrying tens of thousands of WW II fighting units supported by an imposing aerial force...
With this colorful guide the reader follows step-by-step every important moment of this day of history. The training in Great Britain is described first, then the German defenses whom the assailants have to face. Later, sector-by-sector, this book relates vividly every operation held on each British, Canadian and American beaches, without forgetting the action of the aero-ported troops of the allies who were the first to liberate Ranville and Sainte-Mère-Eglise during the evenings of 5th and 6th June.
With detailed text and numerous maps and sketches, and contemporary photos of locations next to photos taken by war correspondents, this guide brings D-Day to life again. Visitors will follow in turn the battles of the British on Sword and Gold Beaches, the Canadians on Juno, the Ranges assault at the Pointe do Hoc, and furthermore recall the tragedy of Omaha beach- which Steven Spielberg staged in the film "Saving Private Ryan." This is the guide to visit the landing beaches.
Hard cover, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2", 96 pages, about 200 photos, English text!