A ground-breaking gripping account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied and Axis forces by one of the worlds most lively historians.Seventy-five years have passed since D-Day, the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chilly June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever. An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships, and 20,000 armored vehicles, the desperate struggle that unfolded on 6 June 1944 was, above all, a story of individual heroics of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defenses were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. This authentic human story Allied, German, French has never fully been told.Gil...
|Title||:||Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
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Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day Reviews
The book covers the first day of the invasion of France by the Allies at the beachheads in Normandy.
While there are many excellent histories of those fearful events, “Soldiers, sailors, Frogmen,Spy, Gnagster, Kill or Die” by Giles Milton deserves a read by anyone who loves the history of WW2. Mr. Milton presents the reader with stories of many individuals who were on the beaches that day, Britis, American and German, French civilians all tell riveting stories of courage in the face of unimaginab ...more
The author has done a great job of presenting D-Day through the eyes of an assortment of different participants. Their feelings/emotions were well displayed in the story. This book gives a new look at a topic that has been written about many times. The story was very insightful and gripping. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I feel I learned a lot in the process. I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway.
My attention was riveted on the title. Frogmen! Spies! Thanks go to Net Galley and Henry Holt for the galley, which I expected to love. Though I am disappointed, I would have been more so had I paid the cover price for this fast-and-loose pop history.
The author takes the events surrounding D-Day, the massive attack that turned the tide of World War II, and recounts them from the perspectives of those that were there, both on the Allied side as well as on the Germans’. Though the narrative flows ...more
In June 1944 the Allies launched Operation Overlord, the invasion of France and the opening of the long-awaited Western Front. Waiting for them were two German armies under command of General Rommel and an incredible assortment of prepared defenses. In this book author Giles Milton takes individual stories of several of the participants, German, American, British, as well as the French civilians caught up in the maelstrom that was D-Day. We are introduced to the commanders trying to figure out w ...more
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The story greatest seaborne invasion and one of the greatest airborne operations in history combining to break the Atlantic Wall is known from an overview perspective, but the story of D-Day from a personal perspective really brings home the events of the first 24-hours of D-Day. Giles Milton covers the first 24-hours of the invasion of Western Europe in Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, ...more
I give this a 4+ because it makes clear that war is not about the generals and politicians, but the soldiers who’s courage and determination decide the outcome of battles after the general’s plans have been shot to hell.