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The Road To Victory

Author : James Alexander
ISBN : 1566490804
Genre : History
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On June 6, 1944, the Allies embarked upon the most dramatic military action of all time: Operation Overlord launched the largest amphibious invasion ever, involving 175,000 military personnel supported by nearly 7,000 vessels in the landing on Normandy. Road to Victory presents a detailed pictorial history of the last 14 months of the Second World War in both Europe and the Pacific in spectacular photographs drawn from the archive of The Daly Mail.
Category: History

D Day To Victory

Author : Sidney Forman
ISBN : 0738814903
Genre : History
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“D” Day to VICTORY is a comprehensive and authentic chronicle of a young draftee from the invasion of Europe on Omaha Beach to the overwhelming victory and beyond. It envisions the front line combat and sexual encounters through EVERY major battle and minor skirmishes in Northern Europe as witnessed by an ordinary G. I. The circumstances are vividly detailed as they are pictured in the minds of the people back home, the survivors that returned and the veterans that served in the rear echelons and flank areas. The dates of every occurrence is exact. Each battle concludes with its own individual climax with graphic descriptions that envelope the reader into mental participation. The saga is an accurate chronology of bravery and heroism that encompasses “D” Day, the breakthrough at St. Lo., the Atlantic Wall of Germany, the liberation of Belgium, the capture of the Bridge at Remagen, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of slave labor and concentration camps and on to the meeting with the Russians at the Elbe River to officially end the war. The saga concludes by living with the vanquished with the occupation force. “D” Day to VICTORY fills the void that will incite the memory of the millions of veterans and the insatiable curiosity of the survivors, family members, descendents and successors. This book will relate directly to the multitude of readers anticipating a factual, vivid, and realistic picture of World War II. Sidney Forman, Ph.D.
Category: History

Liberating Europe D Day To Victory In Europe 1944 1945

Author : John Grehan
ISBN : 9781473838277
Genre : History
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Despatches in this volume include the Despatch on air operations by the Allied Expeditionary Air Force in North West Europe between November 1943 and September 1944, the despatch on the assault phase of the Normandy landings June 1944, despatch on operations of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force in Operation Overlord the invasion of Europe 1944, the despatch on operations in North West Europe between 6 June 1944 and 5 May 1945, by Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Commander 21st Army Group, the despatch on the final stages of the naval war in North West Europe, and, as an addition, the despatch on the Dieppe Raid in 1942.This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.
Category: History

Victory Principles

Author : Leonard Kloeber
ISBN : 9781614484226
Genre : Business & Economics
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From a longtime leader in both military and business organizations, lessons inspired by World War II history that anyone can use. This practical book explores seven essential leadership principles that all successful leaders use, drawing from the compelling story of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Learn how you can put these same principles to work today as a leader in your own organization, your community, or your personal life. Vision Innovation and Learning Capability: People and Resources Timely Decisions: AIME Decision Model Operating Principles and Values Resilience Your Team and Team Building
Category: Business & Economics

From D Day To Victory

Author : Malcolm Laird
ISBN : 0958359423
Genre : Fighter planes
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Patton S Tank Drive

Author : Michael Green
ISBN : 0760301638
Genre : History
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A text full of first hand battle stories from General Patton & his soldiers in the tanks & in the trenches. Illus.
Category: History

D Day To Victory

Author : Sgt Trevor Greenwood
ISBN : 9781471110696
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tank Commander Sgt Trevor Greenwood of C Squadron, the 9th Royal Tank Regiment, sailed for France in June 1944 as part of the Allied invasion of Normandy. From D-Day until April 1945, he kept a daily diary of his experiences of the final push through France and into Germany, often writing in secret and in terrible conditions. Under fire, outgunned and facing a bitter winter, he never loses his moral compass or his sense of humour - finding time to brew tea and maintain morale with characterful British reserve.He writes candidly of his frustration and despair of seeing Bomber Command mistakenly bomb Allied lines near Caen (August 1944), the liberation of Le Havre (September 1944), the fighting around Roosendaal, Holland (October 1944), the reception of soldiers by the Dutch families on whom they were billeted (December 1944), and concludes with 'mopping up' operations in northern Germany (April 1945). His astonishing diary has left us a unique record of the war in Europe from the rarely-seen perspective of an ordinary soldier.An accompanying essay about the tank battles of Normandy by Duxford Museum's tank expert provide added value.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Normandy 1944

Author : Richard Doherty
ISBN : UOM:39015061184829
Genre : History
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An examination of the planning and preparation for the invasion, the launching of the greatest military operation of all time, and the campaign that followed in the summer of 1944, until the Allied armies closed at Falaise Gap and the Germans began their retreat from France.
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Victory In Papua

Author : Samuel Milner
ISBN : UCSD:31822008447609
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Juno Beach

Author : Mark Zuehlke
ISBN : 1926685709
Genre : History
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On June 6, 1944 the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among this number were 18,000 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a wide expanse of sand. Code named Juno Beach. Here, sheltered inside concrete bunkers and deep trenches, hundreds of German soldiers waited to strike the first assault wave with some ninety 88-millimetre guns, fifty mortars, and four hundred machineguns. A four-foot-high sea wall ran across the breadth of the beach and extending from it into the surf itself were ranks of tangled barbed wire, tank and vessel obstacles, and a maze of mines. Of the five Allied forces landing that day, they were scheduled to be the last to reach the sand. Juno was also the most exposed beach, their day’s objectives eleven miles inland were farther away than any others, and the opposition awaiting them was believed greater than that facing any other force. At battle's end one out of every six Canadians in the invasion force was either dead or wounded. Yet their grip on Juno Beach was firm.
Category: History

Victory In Europe

Author : Julian Thompson
ISBN : 1780970722
Genre : History
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History comes to life in this gripping account of the storming and taking of Hitler's “Fortress Europe” by the Allies during the final 11 months of World War II. Written by a leading military historian and containing 15 facsimile items of memorabilia from the Imperial War Museum and other repositories--including maps, diary excerpts, and letters--Victory in Europe takes readers from D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and Arnhem to the Battle of the Bulge, the fall of Berlin, and Germany's unconditional surrender.
Category: History

Nothing Less Than Victory

Author : Russell Miller
ISBN : 9781409019121
Genre : History
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The Normandy Landings, the largest amphibious operation the world has ever seen, marked ' the beginning of the end of the Second World War'. Russell Miller's superb book offers a definitive account of 'being alive in 1944, being young, and being at war'. Letter, diaries, memos and dozen of interviews with veterans from all sides recreate the deception plans and dry runs, the desperate German wait behind the Alantic Wall, the disagreement between Allies, the ghastly ordeal of Omaha Beach, Resistance sabotage operations and the first day of battle. Throughout, Russell Miller has enticed from his old soldiers not only astonishingly vivid memories with flashes of heroism and humour. . . these are the true voices of D-Day. '
Category: History

The Victory

Author : Chester G. Allen
ISBN : UOM:39015007829172
Genre : Choruses (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
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D Day 1944

Author : Anthony Tucker-Jones
ISBN : 0750988037
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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D-DAY was unprecedented. An invasion of this scale and magnitude had never been carried out before. The landings in North Africa, Sicily and Italy were of limited scope by comparison; if they had failed it would not have been a complete disaster, whereas Normandy heralded the long-awaited Second Front. This dramatic new study investigates the great feats of unique problem-solving that enabled the success of such an important invasion.Military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones brings his expert eye to bear on the D-Day landings and subsequent Normandy campaign. He reassesses the technical ingenuity required through the eyes of those who fought there, and vividly reveals how each side managed, whether dealing with the challenges of crossing the Channel safely or in defence of the French coast. Including first-hand accounts, D-Day 1944 places the reader in the thick of the action.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

United States Navy Film Catalog

Author : Naval Photographic Center (U.S.)
ISBN : UCAL:$C25023
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

D Day In History And Memory

Author : Michael Dolski
ISBN : 9781574415483
Genre : History
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Over the past sixty-five years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years. This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations.
Category: History

First Wave

Author : Alex Kershaw
ISBN : 9781471185939
Genre : History
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'History’s greatest story reinvigorated as only Alex Kershaw can' —Adam Makos, New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call 'An absolute triumph' —James M. Scott, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and national bestselling author of Target Tokyo and Rampage 'The unforgettable human drama of history's most consequential invasion' —John C. McManus, author of The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day—The Big Red One at Omaha Beach 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 the Second World War's longest day. Praise for Alex Kershaw: ‘From the opening pages, when Kershaw...drops us into the invasion of Paris, we know that we are in good hands. This is classic narrative nonfiction, constructed and written like a thriller.’ Chicago Tribune ‘Exceptional.... balances evocative prose with attention to detail and is a worthy addition to vibrant classics of small-unit history like Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Kershaw's writing is seamless. He incorporates information from a vast array of sources, but it works--you get a sense of the different voices coming into the story....A gripping read.’ Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006280890
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Divided On D Day

Author : Edward E. Gordon
ISBN : 9781633883208
Genre : History
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Two historians--one American and one British--examine the ways in which rivalries and personality conflicts among Allied commanders adversely affected the D-Day invasion and its aftermath. In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normandy invasion -- -the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos, national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD Operation and its aftermath. Two historians, one American and one British, show how lack of cooperation and bad decisions lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. From their in-depth analysis of past D-Day literature, primary and archival sources, the authors provide insightful answers to the many controversies that have long surrounded the OVERLORD campaign. Among the questions addressed are: What caused the two-month delay for the Allied breakout from the Normandy beachhead. Why did the bulk of the German army escape from the Falaise Pocket? Who stopped Patton's August 1944 advance into Germany? Why did it take so long to open the Port of Antwerp needed for securing the required supplies for the Allied advance into Germany? The evidence presented in this book makes it clear that the problems raised by these questions and many other difficulties could have been avoided if the Allied commanders had been less contentious, a factor that sometimes led to catastrophic battlefield outcomes. Complete with maps that illustrate the campaign's progression and photographs of the commanders and the forbidding battlefield terrain, this new examination of the war in Europe makes a major contribution to our understanding of the decision-making behind these pivotal historic events.
Category: History

Omaha Beach

Author : Adrian R. Lewis
ISBN : 0807854697
Genre : History
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Reanalyzing military records and battle plans of the Normandy invasion, Lewis traces the evolution of combined operations (more than one nation) and joint operations (more than one service), as well as tactical doctrines from the inter-war period to 1944 to explain how the plan for swift victory at Omaha Beach went terribly wrong and turned into the bloodiest of the Allied invasions.
Category: History