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D-Day

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781473649040

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 7th April 2022

Genre: Humanities / History / Military History / Second World War

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‘Vivid, graphic and moving’ Mail on Sunday Book of the Year

JUNE 1944: THE DAY OF 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 could gain a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be possible. But if driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years.

D-DAY: The SOLDIERS’ STORY lays bare the terror of those trapped on both sides in the frontline of Operation Overlord: the butcher’s boy, the Panzer Commander’s wife, the chauffeur of the General Staff, a conscripted German female radio operator, the men on the beaches. In a thrilling canvas of human action, this book reveals ‘the longest day’ as never before – drawn in its entirety from the vivid experiences of those who were there.

This vast canvas of human bravado reveals ‘the longest day’ as never before – less as a masterpiece of strategic planning than a day on which thousands of scared young men found themselves staring death in the face. It is drawn in its entirety from the raw, unvarnished experiences of those who were there.

‘It has a wonderful immediacy and vitality – living history in every sense’ Anthony Horowitz

‘Fantastic’ Dan Snow

‘Compellingly authentic, revelatory and beautifully written. A gripping tour de
force’ Damien Lewis

‘Stirring and unsettling in equal measure, this is history writing at its most powerful’ Evening Standard

Reviews

Giles Milton is no ordinary writer . . . This is an exemplary account enlivened and enriched by the author's discreet and under-stated sense of common humanity
Sunday Herald
With his deft storytelling skills, Milton has produced an action-packed and racy narrative that breathes new life into the words and deed of the extraordinary generation that found itself caught up in one of the defining days of western history ... it's terrific stuff
James Holland, BBC History Magazine
Fantastic
Dan Snow
Compellingly authentic, revelatory and beautifully written. A gripping tour de force
Damien Lewis
Vivid, graphic and moving
Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
Earns its place in a crowded field by bringing a completely fresh, very human approach . . . It has a wonderful immediacy and vitality-living history in every sense
Anthony Horowitz
Stirring and unsettling in equal measure, this is history writing at its most powerful.
Evening Standard
Giles Milton is no ordinary writer . . . This is an exemplary account enlivened and enriched by the author's discreet and under-stated sense of common humanity
Sunday Herald
With his deft storytelling skills, Milton has produced an action-packed and racy narrative that breathes new life into the words and deed of the extraordinary generation that found itself caught up in one of the defining days of western history ... it's terrific stuff
James Holland, BBC History Magazine
Fantastic
Dan Snow
Compellingly authentic, revelatory and beautifully written. A gripping tour de force
Damien Lewis
Vivid, graphic and moving
Mail on Sunday Book of the Year
Earns its place in a crowded field by bringing a completely fresh, very human approach . . . It has a wonderful immediacy and vitality-living history in every sense
Anthony Horowitz, Wall Street Journal
Stirring and unsettling in equal measure, this is history writing at its most powerful.
Evening Standard
Exquisitely written . . . the best of the best
Wall Street Journal