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Beginning with a look at D-Day itself, this book begins by analyzing the deadly fighting on the beaches as the Allies launched the first successful cross-Channel invasion in 900 years and concludes with the final victory amidst the ruins of Berlin. Now, almost 70 years afterwards, this book reveals the realities of the final year of the war through the words and recollections of the last surviving veterans. Using their own words and accounts, it describes the terror of soldiers facing down a German tank, assaulting a machine-gun post or surviving an artillery barrage on the long, arduous road to Victory-in-Europe. Drawing upon expert analysis and no-holds-barred recreations, it also shows the devastating effects of the weaponry used on a daily basis in an astonishing sequence of full-colour images while historic imagery bring to life the last great battles between the Allies and Nazi Germany from the torturous struggle for control of Falaise to the desperate fighting in the Bulge and the final push to the heart of the Reich. Like no other book before, "World War II Frontline Heroes" reveals how ordinary men and women fought and survived throughout the extraordinary final months of World War II.
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Released in conjunction with a major new documentary series, this book charts the brutal and bloody road to final victory in Europe from the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944 to the desperate fighting in the streets of Berlin. Drawing on numerous interviews with surviving veterans and recreations of the war-winning weapons and technology, this is a breathtaking insight into how World War II was waged and finally won, securing the fate of the free world for generations to come.About the Author:
Dr Stephen Bull worked for the National Army Museum and BBC in London before taking up his current post as Curator of Military History and Archaeology with Lancashire Museums. A consultant to the University of Oxford he is also a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists, and has made TV appearances that include the series Battlefield Detectives, news and archaeology features. Published on both sides of the Atlantic and in several languages, he is the author of a number of works for Osprey including titles on tactics in World War II. Dr Bull has been one of the key contributors to the accompanying television series screened in the United Kingdom and North America.
Impossible Pictures is an award-winning independent television production company led by Tim Haines, creator of the ground-breaking Walking With Dinosaurs. Other credits include Blitz Street, Primeval and the forthcoming Sinbad. www.impossiblepictures.co.uk
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Book Description Osprey Publishing, Oxford Ox2 0ph United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 272 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w photos., end notes, appendix, further reading, index. Seller Inventory # 339534