Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die

How the Allies Won on D-Day
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Product Number: Z100139426
Released: Mar 12, 2019
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ISBN: #9781250319340
Narrator/s: Giles Milton
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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This program is read by the author. Seventy-five years have passed since D-Day, the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever. An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles, the desperate struggle that unfolded on 6 June 1944 was, above all, a story of individual heroics - of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defences were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. This authentic human story - Allied, German, French - has never fully been told. Giles Milton's bold new history narrates the day's events through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter. From the military architects at Supreme Headquarters to the young schoolboy in the Wehrmacht's bunkers, Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die lays bare the absolute terror of those trapped in the front line of Operation Overlord. It also gives voice to those who have hitherto remained unheard - the French butcher's daughter, the Panzer Commander's wife, the chauffeur to the General Staff. This vast canvas of human bravado reveals 'the longest day' as never before - less as a masterpiece of strategic planning than a day onwhich thousands of scared young men found themselves staring death in the face. It is drawn in its entirety from the raw, unvarnished experiences of those who were there.

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Author(s): Giles Milton
Original Publish Date: Mar 12, 2019

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Author(s): Giles Milton
Narrator(s): Giles Milton
Product Number DD43075
Released: Mar 12, 2019
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250319357
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Author(s): Giles Milton
Product Number EB00724246
Released: Mar 12, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781250134943

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