This is the multimedia set that relives D-Day through veterans’ eyes. The detailed book and accompanying materials trace the massive undertaking from the 1943 planning stages through the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, and the liberation of Paris that August. While the central text explains the main events of the airborne and amphibious assaults, the integrated maps, photos, and quotations from soldiers and Resistance fighters help readers understand what it was really like to be buried in a foxhole on Utah Beach or use an official morphine injection kit as a battlefield medic. Interspersed within these pages are 28 facsimiles of real booklets, classified memos, and other war-time documents, including the Meteorological Office weather report for June 5, when high winds forced the invasion’s delay, and a prewritten—unpublished—statement by General Eisenhower accepting blame if the operation failed. The DVD includes first-hand accounts from more than 25 D-Day veterans, as well as a two-hour documentary film. 12 1/2” L x 11 1/3” W x 1 1/2” D. (4 1/2 lbs.)
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