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The Resource Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die, Giles Milton, (electronic resource)

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die, Giles Milton, (electronic resource)

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Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die
Title
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
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Language
eng
Summary
A ground-breaking account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied – and Axis – forces. An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles, D-Day was, above all, a tale of individual heroics – of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defences were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. This authentic human story – Allied, German, French – has never fully been told. Giles Milton's bold new history narrates the events of June 6th, 1944 through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter. From the military architects at Supreme Headquarters to the young schoolboy in the Wehrmacht's bunkers, Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die lays bare the absolute terror of those trapped in the front line of Operation Overlord. It also gives voice to those who have hitherto remained unheard – the French butcher's daughter, the Panzer Commander's wife, the chauffeur to the General Staff. This vast canvas of human bravado reveals "the longest day" as never before – less as a masterpiece of strategic planning than a day on which thousands of scared young men found themselves staring death in the face. It is drawn in its entirety from the raw, unvarnished experiences of those who were there
Summary
A chronicle of the first twenty-four hours of the D-Day invasion shares the perspectives of a diverse range of Allied, German, and French contributors to explore the conflict's strategic mastery and human realities
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10760079
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BT
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Milton, Giles
Dewey number
940
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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how the Allies won on D-day
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Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die, Giles Milton, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781250134943
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692ff202-9bb7-4e4c-9004-7dcb6153c056
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unknown sound
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  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die, Giles Milton, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250134943
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692ff202-9bb7-4e4c-9004-7dcb6153c056
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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