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D-Day: Untold Stories of the Normandy Landings Inspired by 20 Real-Life People.

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Relive the events of June 6, 1944, through eye witness accounts that describe 20 real-life stories from the D-Day landings. This book--which presents collated photographs, personal accounts, and testimonies from all sides with full-page illustrations dramatizing individual roles--brings a key moment in history to life for young readers hearing about the event for the first time, as we commemorate its 75th anniversary.

Meet:

  • Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis, the only person to receive the Victoria Cross for their actions that day
  • Lt. Richard Winter, among the first to be parachuted into action (as depicted in Band of Brothers)
  • American journalist Martha Gellhorn, the only woman known to have been present, after disguising herself as a stretcher bearer
  • As well as a host of other inspiring individuals who each played an important part in the turning point of World War II
From those involved in reconnaissance , planning and logistics , espionage , and development of new technology , through to the military units involved in the invasion and landings , and the subsequent phases of the invasion, this authentic retelling provides a view from every angle of the action.

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About Michael Noble

Author and academic Michael Noble runs the Centre for Hidden Histories, a military history Engagement Centre, which aims to interact with and support communities as they seek to commemorate and reflect upon events of the 20th century. It has a particular interest in the legacies of war on diverse communities, remembrance and commemoration, an

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