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Giles Milton : D-Day : The Soldiers’ Story
June 16 at 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Giles Milton has compiled the definitive boots-on-the-ground account of the greatest invasion in history. 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 chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if they could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever. Giles Milton’s bold new history narrates the day’s events through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender and the French resistance fighter. From the military architects at Supreme Headquarters to the young schoolboy in the Wehrmacht’s bunkers, D-Day: The Soldiers’ Story lays bare the absolute terror of those trapped in the front line of Operation Overlord. It also gives voice to those hitherto unheard – the French butcher’s daughter, the Panzer Commander’s wife and the chauffeur to the General Staff.
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