Forgotten Voices of D-Day

Author(s): Roderick Bailey


6 June 1944: the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Initiated by airborne units and covered by air and naval bombardment, the Normandy landings were the most ambitious combined airborne and amphibious assault ever attempted. Their success marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. Drawing on thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony recorded by the Imperial War Museum, "Forgotten Voices of D-Day" tells the compelling story of this turning point in the Second World War. Hearing from paratroopers and commandos, glider pilots and landing craft crewmen, airmen and naval personnel, we learn first-hand what it was like as men waited to go in, as they neared the beaches and drop zones, and as they landed and met the enemy. Accounts range from memories of the daring capture of 'Pegasus' bridge by British glider-bourn troops to recollections of brutal fighting as the assault forces stormed the beaches. Featuring a mass of previously unpublished material, "Forgotten Voices of D-Day" is a powerful and important new record of a defining moment in modern history.


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A startling new oral history of the turning point of World War Two: D-Day


General Fields

  • : 9780091930691
  • : 27034
  • : 27034
  • : 0.289
  • : May 2010
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roderick Bailey
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.542142
  • : 416
  • : Illustrations, maps