D-Day: Minute by Minute

D-Day: Minute by Minute

Title:D-Day: Minute by Minute
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781476772943
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day.

June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it was also a day where ordinary people found themselves in extraordinary situations...

Lieutenant Norman Poole jumped from a bomber surrounded by two hundred decoy dummy parachutists. French baker Pierre Cardron led British paratroopers to his local church, where he knew two German soldiers were hiding in the confessional. Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivered his first "death message"; by midday. At the sound of Allied aircraft, Werner Kortenhaus of the twenty-first Panzer Division ran to collect his still damp washing from a French laundrywoman. And injured soldiers wept in their beds in a New York hospital, knowing that their buddies lay dying on the Normandy beaches.

Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and oral accounts, D-Day is a purely chronological narrative, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded, minute-by-minute. Moving seamlessly from various perspectives and stories, D-Day sets the reader in the midst of it all, compelling us to relive this momentous day in world history.


    D-Day: Minute by Minute Reviews

  • Alisha Tarran

    The events of D-Day are truly historic, it was one of the most well known operations of the war, and as such, it has been depicted in many books and movies, Saving Private Ryan being one of the most w...

  • Steve

    One of the best books I have read on the D-Day invasion of Normandy. I liked how it broke down the invasion in sequence of events that led up to the invasion as well as during the invasion. At the end...

  • Sheng

    Painstakingly compiled from dozens of sources and featuring various characters from the crucial events of D-Day, D-Day: Minute by Minute is a detailed account of the events that took place as the Alli...

  • Diane

    There is a lot of research that went in to this book but the format is unsatisfying to me. (I'm still reading it.) It is a moment by moment accounting of what is going on for a variety of people in bo...

  • Dylan Valine

    It is an interesting concept but it feels disjointed at times as it flips around stories. Some stories also grab your attention way more than others which can make sections feel like they drag on a bi...

  • Mark

    It was interesting to get all these smaller accounts of D-Day. I had no idea that even the citizens of the occupied territories did their part to help in the allied victory. This was a nice way to get...

  • Don

    Excellent ReadThis book puts you there through the eyes of those who took part on all sides. It was impossible to put down. Will read again after I visit the beaches which is on bucket list....

  • Stephen Liebold

    It was a great book all the mini stories and letters it made me relay feel involved. It is a easy book to get very engrossed in. Overall I advise this book to anyone who likes to feel like the book is...

  • Mark Bond

    An awesome account of the D-Day landings from the people that were there! Literally minute by minute action! If you think you knew about D-Day, think again! This is a must read - it should be required...

  • Filip Meuris

    War is messy and even victory emerges out of chaos. ...