The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (Hardcover) Adult Non-Fiction Happier Every Chapter

The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (Hardcover)

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Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows ten men attempting to carry out D-Day's most critical missions. Their actions would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. The ten make a charismatic, unforgettable cast. They include the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the only British soldier that day to earn a Victoria's Cross; the Canadian brothers who led their decimated troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; the colonel who faced the powerful 150mm guns of the Merville Battery; as well as a French commando who helped destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach. The book will give authentic voice to the invaders' enemies, the German enlisted men and officers tasked with destroying the Allies as they hit the beaches. The result is an utterly immersive, adrenaline-driven drama, an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day.

Title: The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (Hardcover)
Author: Kershaw, Alex
Publisher: Penguin Random House Company
Date Published: Hardcover – 16 May 2019
Category: History & Geography
Subject: Military
Binding: Hardcover
Reading Age: Books for Adults
No. Of Pages: 464 pages
Langauage: English
ISBN-13: 978-0451490056
Amazon Price: £11.00

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