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D-Day: June 6, 1944

The Longest Day

Cornelius Ryan

This is the classic story of the invasion of Normandy, and a book that endures as a masterpiece of living history. A compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, The Longest Day painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.

Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
Stephen E. Ambrose

"As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, kept getting the tough assignements - responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In Band of Brothers, Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office."

Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris

John Keegan

On D-Day, 1944, the armies of six nations converged on the beaches of France and began the final dramatic chapter of WW II. The Americans, British, Canadians, Poles, Free French and Germans each had specific goals. Politics shaped many military considerations; where one began and the other ended was often unclear.

Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There, 6 June 1944
David Armine Howarth

The power and the glory of the D-Day landings as recounted by the men who fought their way ashore. A tale told by a master of prose, this account is among the best you'll ever read of the greatest amphibious invasion ever.

The History of World War II
The History of World War II

Eddy Bauer

The History of World War II describes in depth the events and participants of the major war of the twentieth century, a war that saw almost fifty million soldiers and civilians die, and dwarfed its predecessor of 1914-18 in terms of the misery and destruction it caused for mankind. The book explores every major event and action of the war.

Semper Fi, Mac: Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in WWII

Henry Berry

Semper Fi, Mac brings to life the Marines of World War II - the tough, battle-trained troops who stormed the beaches of Bouganville, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa - in some of the bitterest and bloodiest fighting of the war.