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The Resource Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die : how the Allies won on D-day, Giles Milton

Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die : how the Allies won on D-day, Giles Milton

Label
Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die : how the Allies won on D-day
Title
Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die
Title remainder
how the Allies won on D-day
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
Title variation
How the Allies won on D-day
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An epic battle that involved 156,000 Allied men, 7,000 ships, and 20,000 armored vehicles fighting against the might of the German war machine, D-Day was, above all, a tale of individual heroics--of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defenses were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. This authentic human story--Allied, French, German--has never been fully told. Giles Milton's bold new history narrates the events of June 6, 1944, through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter. From the military architects at Supreme Headquarters to the young schoolboy in the Wehrmacht's bunkers, [this book] lays bare the absolute terror of those trapped on the front line of D-Day. It also gives voice to those who have hitherto remained unheard--the French butcher's daughter, the panzer commander's wife, the chauffeur to the general staff. This vast canvas of human bravado reveals 'the longest day' as never before--less as a masterpiece of strategic planning than a day on which thousands of scared young men found themselves staring death in the face. It is drawn in its entirety from the raw, unvarnished experiences of those who were there."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
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Milton, Giles
Dewey number
940.5421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
M4955 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Operation Overlord
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Normandy (France)
Label
Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die : how the Allies won on D-day, Giles Milton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in the UK as D-Day: The Soldier's Story by Hodder & Stoughton in 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Know thy enemy. Behind enemy lines ; Atlantic wall ; The weather report ; Codebreaking -- Part II: Midnight. The midnight hour ; At German headquarters ; Landing by moonlight -- Part III: The night. Sainte-M<U+00df>ere-<U+00d4>Eglise ; Night assault ; First light -- Part IV: Dawn. On Utah beach ; In coastal waters ; Omaha ; Easy red -- Part V: Foothold. Gold ; Juno ; Cliff-top guns ; The mad bastard -- Part VI: Towards noon. Deadlock on Omaha ; Cracks in the wall ; Race to the bridge -- Part VII: Afternoon. The bombing of Caen ; Counter-attack ; Victory at Omaha -- Part VIII: Win or lose. Frontier fighting ; Panzer attack ; Twilight ; Night
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 486 pages
Isbn
9781250134929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1031917714
  • (OCoLC)1031917714
  • 999529
Label
Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die : how the Allies won on D-day, Giles Milton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in the UK as D-Day: The Soldier's Story by Hodder & Stoughton in 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Know thy enemy. Behind enemy lines ; Atlantic wall ; The weather report ; Codebreaking -- Part II: Midnight. The midnight hour ; At German headquarters ; Landing by moonlight -- Part III: The night. Sainte-M<U+00df>ere-<U+00d4>Eglise ; Night assault ; First light -- Part IV: Dawn. On Utah beach ; In coastal waters ; Omaha ; Easy red -- Part V: Foothold. Gold ; Juno ; Cliff-top guns ; The mad bastard -- Part VI: Towards noon. Deadlock on Omaha ; Cracks in the wall ; Race to the bridge -- Part VII: Afternoon. The bombing of Caen ; Counter-attack ; Victory at Omaha -- Part VIII: Win or lose. Frontier fighting ; Panzer attack ; Twilight ; Night
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 486 pages
Isbn
9781250134929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1031917714
  • (OCoLC)1031917714
  • 999529

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