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Ten Days to D-Day : Citizens and Soldiers on the Eve of the Invasion
by David Stafford


Overview - Ten days before the largest operation of World War II was launched, it was still one of the century's best-kept secrets-thanks to countless ordinary people participating in one of history's most remarkable moments. David Stafford has written a riveting account of ten of those ordinary men and women-including an American paratrooper, a German soldier, a nineteen-year-old English woman working on secret codes, a Parisian Jew in hiding, and a daring French resistance cell-as they lived through ten very extraordinary days.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ten days before the largest operation of World War II was launched, it was still one of the century's best-kept secrets-thanks to countless ordinary people participating in one of history's most remarkable moments. David Stafford has written a riveting account of ten of those ordinary men and women-including an American paratrooper, a German soldier, a nineteen-year-old English woman working on secret codes, a Parisian Jew in hiding, and a daring French resistance cell-as they lived through ten very extraordinary days. Drawing on previously unpublished diaries and letters, Stafford gives readers a fresh point of entry into one of the most significant battles ever fought. Ten Days to D-Day buzzes with the pace of a novel, as Stafford moves from country to country, from character to character, including some of D-Day's leaders: Hitler, Rommel, Eisenhower, and Churchill. Stafford compellingly brings to life the final days before the invasion through the eyes of its participants, the citizens and soldiers that made history on June 6, 1944.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780306814228
  • ISBN-10: 0306814226
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: June 2005
  • Page Count: 377
  • Dimensions: 9.04 x 6.08 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.22 pounds


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