D-Day: The Campaign Across France

Jay Wertz

 
Date Published :
February 2012
Publisher :
Monroe Publications
Language:
English
Series :
War Stories: World War II Firsthand
Illustration :
more than 200 color and b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9780984212712
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 12 X 9 inches
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$44.95

Overview
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The second volume in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series tackles the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted until that time -- the historic landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944. More than eighty veterans on both sides of the Atlantic Wall give their perspectives on the event, and the bloody two-month struggle which resulted in the Anglo-American allies wrestling France from the German defenders. Preparations for Operation Overlord, including air and sea operations to support the gargantuan landing are covered in vibrant, authentic detail. Rich with color images, famous photographs and original 3-D maps, the 9" x 12" volume also presents the timeline of events, places and personalities, giving a complete picture of the campaign across France. The volume won a Silver Medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in the World History category and Best Book 2012 in the History: Military/Political category from USA Book News.

About The Author
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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.

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