Jonathan Mayo D-Day: Minute by Minute

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D-Day: Minute by Minute

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This is the story of D-Day as seen through the eyes of the people who were there - from soldiers, French villagers and journalists, to schoolchildren and nurses, who found themselves placed in often extraordinary situations on that historic day in June 1944.

Take French Resistance member Andre Heintz and his sister, who have to spread out bloody sheets in the shape of a giant red cross to protect a hospital from bombers; Rosemary Geddes at an RAF listening post, hearing transmissions between German gunners falling silent one by one; Red Cross volunteer Naina Cox, helping injured German POWs in Portsmouth on the afternoon of the invasion; a soldier of the Royal Corps of Signals, discovering his landing craft is carrying a box of white wooden crosses; or Commando Peter Masters, walking all alone towards a German machine gun shouting, 'You are totally surrounded! Give yourselves up!' - copying something he'd seen in a war film. D-Day: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, giving an account of events that is both intimate and epic.

As heard on BBC Radio 2, this book accompanies the Friday Night is Music Night Special: "D-Day 70 Years On" with Jeremy Vine and Dermot O'Leary.

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Praise for D-Day: Minute by Minute:

"D-Day minute by terrifying minute: Studded with extraordinary detail, it's the most joltingly vivid account ever written of the day the Allies gambled everything." --Daily Mail

"The chaos, the horror and the bravery of the battlefield are all here... By bringing the event to life and showing the effect on those caught up in it, Mayo once again reminds us major moments in history are made up of myriad individual, personal stories." --Daily Express

"An engrossing work... An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day." --Kirkus Reviews US

"Awesome... a completely comprehensive examination, an incredible amount of detail, a pleasure to read and learn from." --The Avid Reader

"This is an outstanding book and should be required reading in High School history classes." --Battles and Book Reviews

Praise for The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute by Jonathan Mayo:

"Packed with vivid detail, and arranged in the minute-by-minute style that Jonathan has pioneered on the radio, this account of the murder of John F Kennedy gripped me from the first page to the last..." --Jeremy Vine

"Reads like a pacey page-turning cold war political thriller, whilst never forgetting that at its heart, this story is one of a nation's, and a family's tragedy." --Dermot O'Leary ----

About the Author:

Jonathan Mayo joined the BBC in 1987, first working in radio and then television, where he won awards for his documentaries. In 2011 he became a freelance producer, director and writer. He is the author of The JFK Assassination: Minute by Minute (Short Books, 2013). He lives in Surrey with his wife and son.

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