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When the sea came alive : an oral history of D-day / Garrett M. Graff.

The New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Watergate turns his attention to D-Day, one of history’s greatest and most unbelievable miliary and human triumphs, exploring the full impact of this world-changing event and offering a fitting tribute to the people of the Greatest Generation.

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  • ISBN: 9781668027813
  • ISBN: 9781668027820
  • Physical Description: xxv, 576 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2024.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-544) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: a world at war -- War begins -- War comes to America -- 1943 -- The start of SHAEF -- Crossing the pond -- The American invasion -- Building the Atlantic Wall -- Keeping secrets -- Operation Fortitude -- The Mulberry Plan -- At Slapton Sands -- Exercise Tiger -- The transportation plan -- Picking the date -- Into the sausages -- Keep calm and carry on -- Learning the details -- Spring in Normandy with the Germans -- The D-Day weather forecast -- Part II: the landing -- A note on chronology and military terminology -- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's order of the day -- Paratroopers take off -- Operation Coup de Main -- The 6th airborne arrives in Normandy -- The paratrooper skytrain -- Night in the hedgerows -- Liberation comes to Sainte-Mère-Église -- Neptune rises -- Confusing the enemy -- Ashore in Normandy -- In the air over the beaches -- Heading ashore at Utah -- Naval forces at Utah -- The second wave at Utah -- The rangers at Pointe du Hoc -- Omaha beach -- Into the devil's garden -- Ashore at Omaha -- Getting off Omaha beach -- Afloat off Omaha beach --Jig sector, Gold beach -- The Green Howards take King sector -- Ashore at Juno -- Sword beach -- The news spreads -- Part III -- Holding the eastern flank -- The walking wounded -- The Battle of La Fière Bridge -- Afternoon for the German -- End of D-Day -- Epilogue.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Normandy.
Operation Overlord.
Normandy (France) > History, Military > 20th century.
Genre: Oral histories.

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