Liberation of France > D-Day


On June 6, 1944 over 160,000 Allied Forces invaded the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of France in World War II.

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    The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

The unparalleled, classic work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II--the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Year: 1959
Genre: D-DayWWII: Europe

    Decision in Normandy by Carlo D'Este

One of the most controversial and dangerous military operations in the history of modern warfare, the battle for Normandy took over two years of planning by each country that made up the Allied forces. The event is mired to this day in myth and misconception, and untangling the web of work that led to D-Day is nearly as daunting as the work that led to the day itself.

Year: 1983
Genre: D-Day

    D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Stephen E. Ambrose

tephen E. Ambrose's D-Day is the definitive history of World War II's most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history.D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare.

Year: 1994
Genre: D-DayWorld War II

    The Bedford Boys by Alex Kershaw

June 6, 1944: Nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia -- population just 3,000 in 1944 -- died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day

Year: 2003
Genre: D-Day

    The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara

As the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospect of fighting his way ashore on Omaha Beach, a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate.

Year: 2008
Genre: D-DayWorld War IIWWII: EuropeWWII: Western Front

    D-Day by Antony Beevor

Renowned historian Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and The Battle of Arnhem, and the man who single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history presents the first major account in more than twenty years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris.

Year: 2009
Genre: D-DayLiberation of FranceWWII: Europe

    Rommel's Fateful Trip Home by Peter Margaritis

This is the story of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's decision to return home just before the Invasion of Normandy in June, 1944. This would be a trip that would be a calculated mistake, one that put the famed German commanding general in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Year: 2015
Genre: D-Day

    Countdown to D-Day by Peter Margaritis

In December 1943 with the rising realization that the Allies are planning to invade Fortress Europe, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is assigned the title of General Inspector for the Atlantic Wall. His mission is to assess their readiness. What he finds disgusts him. The famed Atlantikwall is nothing but a paper tiger, woefully unprepared for the forces being massed across the English Channel. His task--to turn back the Allied invasion--already seems hopeless.

Year: 2019
Genre: D-Day

    Normandy '44 by James Holland

D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west--the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as familiar as it is, as James Holland makes clear in his definitive history, many parts of the OVERLORD campaign, as it was known, are still shrouded in myth and assumed knowledge.

Year: 2019
Genre: D-DayLiberation of FranceWWII: Europe

    Sand and Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

Sand and Steel gives us D-Day, arguably the greatest and most consequential military operation of modern times, beginning with the years of painstaking and costly preparation, through to the pitched battles fought along France's northern coast, from Omaha Beach to the Falaise and the push east to Strasbourg.

Year: 2019
Genre: D-DayLiberation of France




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1959The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Classic Epic of D Day
1983Decision in Normandy by Carlo D'Este Non-Fiction
1994D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Stephen E. Ambrose World War II, Non-Fiction
The Climactic Battle of World War II
2003The Bedford Boys by Alex Kershaw Non-Fiction
One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice
2008The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Europe, WWII: Western Front
2009D-Day by Antony Beevor WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Battle for Normandy
2015Rommel's Fateful Trip Home by Peter Margaritis Non-Fiction
2019Countdown to D-Day by Peter Margaritis Non-Fiction
The German Perspective
2019Normandy '44 by James Holland WWII: Europe, France, Non-Fiction
D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France
2019Sand and Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams Non-Fiction
The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France





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