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The Resource The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw

The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw

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The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
Title
The first wave
Title remainder
the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kershaw
Title variation
D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the British airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D756.5.N6
  • D756.5.N6
LC item number
  • K4694 2019b
  • K47 2019ab
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allied Powers (1919- )
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Commando troops
Label
The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
June 5, 1944 -- Ham and jam -- The cruel seas -- A Grade A stinker -- Bloody lucky -- By dawn's faint light -- An angel on each shoulder -- La Belle France -- All the blue bonnets -- Tallyho! -- The Bocage -- A dirty bush war -- Defeating Hitler
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
497 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1086268132
  • (OCoLC)1086268132
  • 1000540
Label
The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
June 5, 1944 -- Ham and jam -- The cruel seas -- A Grade A stinker -- Bloody lucky -- By dawn's faint light -- An angel on each shoulder -- La Belle France -- All the blue bonnets -- Tallyho! -- The Bocage -- A dirty bush war -- Defeating Hitler
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
497 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984882868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • on1086268132
  • (OCoLC)1086268132
  • 1000540

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