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The first wave: the D-day warriors who led the way to victory in the Second World War

The first wave: the D-day warriors who led the way to victory in the Second World War

Kershaw, Alex, author

Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6th, 1944, 'The First Wave' follows ten men attempting to carry out D-Day's most critical missions. Their actions would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. The ten make a charismatic, unforgettable cast. They include the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the only British soldier that day to earn a Victoria's Cross; the Canadian brothers who led their decimated troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; the colonel who faced the powerful 150mm guns of the Merville Battery; as well as a French commando who helped destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach. The book will give authentic voice to the invaders' enemies, the German enlisted men and officers tasked with destroying the Allies as they hit the beaches

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Simon & Schuster, 2019
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  • Bloxwich District Library – Earliest copy due back 10th August

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    300000265016 940.542142 Adult Non Fiction Due back 10th August
  • Willenhall District Library – Earliest copy due back 27th July

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    300000265058 940.542142 Adult Non Fiction Due back 27th July

Details

Statement of responsibility: Alex Kershaw
ISBN: 1471185915, 9781471185915
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns France Normandy.