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Ten Days to D-Day - Citizens and Soldiers on the Eve of the Invasion (2004)
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Genre Non-Fiction
Subject War and society; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects
Publication Date 5/4/2004
Format Hardcover (9.3 x 5.8 mm)
Publisher Little Brown & Company
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Description
Ten days before the largest operation of World War II was launched, it was still one of the century's best-kept secrets-thanks to countless ordinary people participating in one of history's most remarkable moments. David Stafford has written a riveting account of ten of those ordinary men and women-including an American paratrooper, a German soldier, a nineteen-year-old English woman working on secret codes, a Parisian Jew in hiding, and a daring French resistance cell-as they lived through ten very extraordinary days. Drawing on previously unpublished diaries and letters, Stafford gives readers a fresh point of entry into one of the most significant battles ever fought. Ten Days to D-Day buzzes with the pace of a novel, as Stafford moves from country to country, from character to character, including some of D-Day's leaders: Hitler, Rommel, Eisenhower, and Churchill. Stafford compellingly brings to life the final days before the invasion through the eyes of its participants, the citizens and soldiers that made history on June 6, 1944.
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Product Details
LoC Classification D756.5.N6S66 2004
Dewey 940.54/2142
ISBN 0316605611
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Cover Price $26.95
No. of Pages 400
First Edition No
Rare No
Notes
Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2003.