The invasion has begun. In this gripping book, Jonathan Mayo gives a blow by blow account of the events of D-Day, revealing what happened to the people swept up in this crucial moment in history. From soldiers, French villagers and journalists, to schoolchildren and nurses, thousands were placed in extraordinary situations when the Allies landed in Normandy. This is their story.
"Studded with extraordinary detail, this is the most joltingly vivid account ever written of the day the Allies gambled everything." --Daily Mail
"The chaos, the horror and the bravery of the battlefield are all here..." --Daily Express
"An engrossing work... An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day." --Kirkus Reviews US
"Awesome... a completely comprehensive examination, an incredible amount of detail, a pleasure to read and learn from." --The Avid Reader
"This is an outstanding book and should be required reading in High School history classes." --Battles and Book Reviews
"This book creates a remarkably vivid picture of one of the most important days in modern history." --The Good Book Guide ----
About the Author:
Jonathan Mayo joined the BBC in 1987, first working in radio and then television, where he won awards for his documentaries. In 2012 he became a freelance producer, director and writer. He is the author of three Minute by Minute books, including 'The Assassination of JFK' (Short Books, 2013) and 'Hitler's Last Day' (2015, co-authored by Emma Craigie). He lives in Surrey with his wife and son.