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D Day: A Captivating Guide to the Battle for Normandy

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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Summary

Explore how D-Day started, the aftermath, and the events in between!

D-Day, the Allied invasion of German-held Normandy, was one of the most extraordinary achievements not only of the Second World War, but in the whole of military history. Millions of Allied personnel were involved in launching the greatest sea-borne invasion ever undertaken. Incredible acts of cunning and of courage ensured success in an operation that changed the face of the war, opening a vast new front. It led to the liberation of France and the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Why was this extraordinary operation launched? How was it done? And what happened in the aftermath? Some of the questions and topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • Why D-Day?
  • Preparation
  • Deception
  • The commanders
  • The men and equipment
  • The German defenses
  • The paratrooper landings
  • The resistance
  • Advance
  • Breakout
  • And a great deal more!

Listen to the audiobook now and learn more about D-Day!

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D-Day for Older Kids

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4 Stars for the book! I've been interested for years in this subject and even travelled all the way to the D-Day beaches in France and there are some pictures included that are new to me.

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The book is outstanding, this one does not disappoint. If you think you know about WWII, read this book, it will astonish you....

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Informative read, very interesting.

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This is a thorough review of events leading up to and including the duration and conclusion of world war II. It is a compelling and horrific story that enables young people to "live" the history.

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One of The Best!

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The author writes so vividly that I feel like I am right there in the middle of battle. The best historical author I've read!

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  • Alberta Augustine
  • 25-11-17

The author is great.......

The most inclusive history on the topic. A great read; full of intrepidness and self-effacement. Really rousing.
The author has an ability for telling you the stories that make up History. Not just the History. He makes history more thrilling by putting it in setting and illumination not just the basics but he gets into the stories of the men.

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 25-11-17

A historical day in the history.

This is my first book and I am proud of it. The author provided a brief history of the day with examples and the narrator did a fabulous job as well.

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  • Willy Staples
  • 25-11-17

This is an amazing day.

This is an incredible describing of the historic day and the planning leading up to it. Even though we already know what occurs, this book is a page-turner.

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  • David
  • 25-11-17

Incredibly impressive.

Immediate accounts make this reading an expressively fascinating experience. All future groups will incessantly owe them a duty of thankfulness that can never be fully repaid. Freedom must never be taken for granted.

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  • Wilda Sullivan
  • 24-11-17

Easy to listen this audible and easy to understand

It was so polite to listen and was very easy to follow the narrator. Good content and was fully relevant.

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  • Mamie
  • 24-11-17

Exceptionally well written, portrayal of D-Day

The author took us back and forth between these two micro and macro viewpoints, without staying too long, and getting bogged down on either one. He's a very good, very legible antique writer. I would recommend this to people who want a systematic telling of this battle. If you're looking for more of a synopsis, this might be too much book for you. For me it was perfect!

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  • Janet Crawford
  • 24-11-17

A compelling read for all.

A gathering of historical narrate and direct comment from many interviews. Those direct explanations made it very personal and all the more convincing.
The author doesn't pull any punches on the mistakes in planning and execution by all those intricate. A great read and I wish I had the luxury of being able to read it in one sitting.

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 22-11-17

What a fantastic step by step book.

This was a gradually form of D-Day. I got it perplexing in my study days but this book clean up a lot of stuffs I didn't quite understand.

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  • Leroy Carter
  • 22-11-17

Truely balanced book

A lot if significant information collected in this book. I was truly captivated by how much valuable information hugged in such a short audible.

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 22-11-17

History, I love but not the wars.

This was a wonderful book taking the listener back into the past. I am nevertheless happy that part of history is over. Cheers.