Author(s): Scott Addington
The invasion of Normandy was the most significant moment of World War II--and one of the most significant in the history of the world. By 1944, more than two million troops from more than a dozen nations were in Britain preparing for the invasion. Before dawn on June 6, 1944, they set out on their deadly mission. This book tells their story.
Organized into one hundred key moments from D-Day, its preparation, and its aftermath, Invasion brings history to life, reminding readers of that moment when the war hung in the balance, and no one could know the outcome. In these pages we meet pilots and infantrymen, gunners and generals; we learn about new technology devised for the operation, like the swimming tank; we go behind the scenes of the dummy camps set up to deceive German air reconnaissance; and we watch the action as the troops finally fight their way ashore against deadly resistance. Packed with historical images, infographics, and contemporary photographs, Invasion is the perfect book for military buffs and readers of history--a testament to a day whose heroism and sacrifice will never be forgotten.