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D-Day: The First 72 Hours

By William F Buckingham

9780752428420

ISBN: 9780752428420

Published: 01-05-2004


D-Day: The First 72 Hours

By William F Buckingham

ISBN: 9780752428420

Published: 01-05-2004

About This Book

The Allied invasion of occupied France began with the delivery of three airborne and six infantry divisions onto a 60-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. Accomplishing this involved over 1,200 transport aircraft, 450 gliders, 325 assorted warships and over 4,000 landing vessels. Operation Overlord, as the invasion was code-named, remains the largest amphibious invasion in history. This books tells the story hour-by-hour as it unfurled on the beaches, as experienced by the Allied troops. D-Day: The First 72 Hours covers the initial attacks made by airborne and special forces until the point where all the beachheads were secured.

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