The Americans at D-Day



In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C McManus examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D Day and on the great day itself From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin Joe Collins to the courageous, but little known privates who fought so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D Day What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha What drove them to fight despite all adversity How and why did they triumph Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many.Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, The Americans at D Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive. Free Read [ The Americans at D-Day ] by [ John C. McManus ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tiffanydaniels.co.ukThe Americans at D-Day

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Americans at D-Day
  • John C. McManus
  • English
  • 09 October 2017
  • 0765307448

10 thoughts on “The Americans at D-Day

  1. says:

    Good overview of the American side of D Day He looks at the run up, each phase of the battle and both of the two US beaches separately ending with a 40 page chapter on Omaha the longest of the book.In writing about the run up to D Day he does talk about the Sunday TImes Crossword puzzle that had several of the D Day code words in it The accepted version is it was all just a coincidence He says that the author of the crosswords was a school teacher and was in the habit of getting his student Good overview of the American side of D Day He looks at the run up, each phase of the battle and both of the two US beaches separately ending...

  2. says:

    Although this was a good book, I felt that I had read a lot of the material before The author relies on other popular book sources, such as D Day by Stephen Ambrose and The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, a little too much the result is that there is very little new revealed here Also, it really bothered me that some of the maps were truncated or borrowed from other sources The information in the book is well put together, and presented in a very logical fashion, but again there is nothing ne Although this was a good book, I felt that I had read a lot of the material before The author relies on other popular book sou...

  3. says:

    excellent primer on the Normandy invasion for those who have not done much extensive reading on the subject For those of us who have read widely on this subject then there are a lot of first person accounts that are very enlightening and add depth to our understanding of what these...

  4. says:

    The first of two volumes This one deals with the Allied planning and preparation of D Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

  5. says:

    Another reviewer mentions this book is the first of two volumes.

  6. says:

    Really Good book on the American experiance on D Day.

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