The Longest Day: June 6, 1944

The Longest Day: June 6, 1944

Book - 1959
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A detailed account of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 in World War II. Based on interviews with hundreds of men on both sides and on official records, including German war diaries, this book is not military history but the story of people: the men of the Allied forces, the enemy they fought, and the civilians caught up in the confusion of battle.
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1959.
Characteristics: 350 p. illus., ports., col. maps (on lining papers) 24 cm.


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Jul 18, 2017

I've seen the movie several times - the book is so much better!

May 08, 2017

This is a timeless classic - may I suggest the Library preserve the book by replacing the old, falling apart paperback, with a hard covered copy?
A classic that needs to be kept for posterity!

erickench May 24, 2014

I read this book in the 6th grade. I'm thinking of reading it again. lol

Mar 09, 2013

A classic book written by a great author. The beginning of the end for Nazis.

Jacob Prest
Jun 29, 2012

Cornelius Ryan dove into the most famous yet heartbreaking battle of World War II, with the loss of thousands of troops and the result of the beginning of the fall of the Third Reich...we prevailed, and Cornelius Ryan was there to show us the way to freedom.


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Jun 07, 2014

"Believe me, Lang, the first twenty-four hours of the invasion will be decisive... the fate of Germany depends on the outcome... for the Allies, as well as Germany, it will be the longest day."
--Field Marshall Erwin Rommel to his aide, April 22, 1944.


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