D-Day, 75th Anniversary

A Millennials Guide

Jay Wertz

Breaks down the history and happenings of the singular event that ensured the Allied victory. Learn about the personalities that planned and put in motion the invasion; the awesome & fearsome weapons that made it possible; connect with the 75th anniversary events. This is your one-stop guide to the knowledge and excitement of D-Day.
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Monroe Publications
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D-Day is one of the most recognizable terms in World War II lore and the invasion of Europe that it signifies is being commemorated in a big way in Europe in the spring of 2019. D-Day – 75th Anniversary – A Millennials’ Guide goes beyond dates and figures and breaks down the history and happenings of the event that insured Allied victory into Past, Present and Future. Learn about the big personalities that put the invasion in motion and planned the details. See the awesome equipment – tanks, planes and ships – that made it possible. Meet the players on both sides of the battle and how they teamed up or fought each other to achieve victory. The book also follows the D-Day legacy, with updates on Band of Brothers, secrets of Saving Private Ryan and other D-Day films as well as tips on how to find D-Day personalities in your own family tree. Connect with the 75th anniversary events on social media or in person – a World War II English pub crawl, French coffeehouses with a past and the who, what and where of next June’s ceremonies in Great Britain and France. From the people and events of 1944 to what this history will mean to future generations, D-Day – 75th Anniversary – A Millennials’ Guide is your one stop answer book to the knowledge and excitement of D-Day.

About The Author

Jay Wertz is the author of seven books: D-Day: The Campaign Across France; The World Turns to War; The Pacific, Volume One: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal; The Pacific, Volume Two: The Solomons to Saipan; The Native American Experience; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and co-author of Smithsonian’s Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss. He is currently writing additional volumes of War Stories: World War II Firsthand™, a twelve-part book series of eyewitness accounts. He has also been a feature writer for America in WWII and Aviation History magazines and is the author of Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy, They Called Themselves the Battling Bastards of Bataan and Midway: The Battle that Changed the Pacific War, graphic histories which include installments of a graphic novel, Separated by War. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He started his 42-year film and TV career in Hollywood working on military projects. He lives in Phillips Ranch, California.


The Past
Why the 20th Century Was So Violent
A Short History of The European War - 1939 to 1944
Plans for the Invasion
Leaders of the Axis
Leaders of the Allies
Men and Women in Uniform
Pets and Mascots
What happened on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Momentum Swings

The Present
Finding Your D-Day Heritage
D-Day in Popular Culture
Saving Private Ryan - 20th Anniversary
The D- Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration
D-Day Travel - England, France or both?
Allied Flyers Epic Pub Crawl
Insiders’ Guide to Western Europe

The Future
D-Day Anniversary Take-Aways
The World Shaped by World War II
Monuments and Cemeteries - Honoring Those Who Sacrificed
Passing the History On


The articles are short, entertaining, and informative. Readers who don’t have a general knowledge of the events of WWII...will find this book an engaging introduction to D-Day.

- Publishers Weekly

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