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D-Day: 24 Hours That Saved the World #TLPHRD0005
 
D-Day: 24 Hours That Saved the World
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$6.99
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Genre:
Great Battles
Company:
Time-Life Books

 The book, D-Day: 24 Hours That Saved the World, represents a thorough review hour by hour of the events that were later to be celebrated as the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's fortress Europe.  Operation Overlord, the invasion of occupied France by Allied forces on June 6, 1944 represented history's most famous amphibious assualts and in turn a critical turning point in World War II.  While nobody knew it at the time, within twelve months of the Allied landing on the shores of France on June 6th, the war in Europe would be won and the German dictator's thousand year Reich would be history after only 12 years.  The epic scale to this invasion can be told in terms of the raw statistics: 1) 150,000 Allied troops landing on French beaches; 2) Naval force of 5,000 ships and 3) Over 14,000 sorties were flown in one day.  The unique feature of this book is that it tells the story in 24 vivid one hour chapters.  The chapters of this book are as follows: 1) Imagine if ... by Tom Hanks; 2) Fortress Europe; 3) Marching Orders; 4) Ike's Invasion; 5) The Buildup; 6) 0000 - 0100: The Paratroopers; 7) 0100 - 0200: The Gliders; 8) 0200 - 0300: The Germans; 9) 0300 - 0400: Night Raids; 10) 0400 - 0500: The Armada; 11) 0500 - 0600: Crossing the Channel; 12) 0600 - 0700: Omaha Beach; 13) 0700 - 0800: Pointe du Hoc; 14) 0800 - 0900: Sword / Gold Beaches; 15) 0900 - 1000: Utah Beach; 16) 1000 - 1100: Juno Beach; 17) 1100 - 1200: The Medics; 18) 1200 - 1300: The Engineers; 19) 1300 - 1400: The Machines; 20) 1400 - 1500: The Chaplains; 21) 1500 - 1600: The Airmen; 22) 1600 - 1700: The Quartermasters; 23) 1700 - 1800: The French; 24) 1800 - 1900: The Fallen; 25) 1900 - 2000: The Enigma Machine; 26) 2000 - 2100: The Leaders; 27) 2100 - 2200: The Journalists; 28) 2200 - 2300: The Reaction; 29) 2300 - 2400: Digging In; 30) Next Stop: Paris; 31) Merci! Merci!; 32) Looking Back and 33) Index.  In addition to an informative text, this book includes the following: 1)  Approximately 163 vintage black and white photographs; 2) About 9 color photographs; 3) 6 Maps and 4) 10 color illustrations.  In the end, this book will allow the reader to "relive" history's most famous invasion in the original words and pictures as recorded by the journalists and photographers of America's most read publications during World War II: TIME and LIFE Magazines.  This book is 154 pages and is in very good condition.  Produced by the Editors of TIME with an introduction from Tom Hanks.  Edition published in 2004.

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