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    Cornelius Ryan(Author)

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6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since. But beyond the statistics and over sixty years on, what is it about the events of D-Day that remain so compelling? The courage of the men who fought and died on the beaches of France? The sheer boldness of the invasion plan? Or the fact that this, Rommel's 'longest day', heralded the beginning of the end of World War II. One of the defining battles of the war, D-Day is scored into the imagination as the moment when the darkness of the Third Reich began to be swept away. This is the story of D-Day, told through the voices of over 1,000 survivors - from high-ranking Allied and German officers, to the paratroopers who landed in Normandy before dawn, the infantry who struggled ashore and the German troops who defended the coast. Cornelius Ryan captures the horror and the glory of D-Day, relating in emotive and compelling detail the years of inspired tactical planning that led up to the invasion, its epic implementation and every stroke of luck and individual act of heroism that would later define the battle. In the words of its author, The Longest Day is a story not of war, but of the courage of man.

The terrifying realism of what war really is. D-Day was the greatest and most necessary military undertaking in British or American history and Mr Ryan s book is worthy of its theme. --ObserverFifty years from now, the history of D-Day will, I m sure, lean heavily on this book. --New York TimesIf you have read all the accounts of D-Day or none of them, if you were in the fighting or on the sidelines, you will be spellbound, as I was, by this magnificent retelling of a glorious and tragic story. --Lt.General James Gavin

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  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Cornelius Ryan(Author)
  • Tauris Parke Paperbacks; Revised edition edition (6 May 2016)
  • English
  • 3
  • History

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  • By Guest on 2 May 2017

    I bought this book along with Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose, as a pre cursor to a Normandy Holiday. I am fascinated by the personal stories of war and this reads perfectly. For me there was just enough facts and figures, what interests me is the individuals stories of triumph over adversity and the heroism of these brave men who really knew no other life. Whilst sadly for some, their lives were tragically cut short the book ends with details of what some Veterans went on to achieve.I'm not an expert on dates, places, times, regiments, divisions etc but this book was a page turner that touched my heart like no other. It has provided me with a valuable insight as to the important task that was undertook by the men/women of the free world that must never be forgotten.When I stand on the beaches at Normandy I won't fail to hear the echo's of far off voices and will whisper many a thankyou for those who fought so I could have many a 'long day' .Can't recommend enough...fast and prompt delivery from Wordset wouldn't hesitate to use again

  • By WL on 30 July 2017

    I am a big fan of Cornelius Ryan. Reporters have a different and, in a way, a more human look on recent history than the more scientific approach.

  • By Peter on 18 February 2017

    nice book to read


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