In association with the Imperial War Museum, this remarkable collection of personal histories will mark the 60th anniversary of D-day on June 6th, 2004.
June 6th, 1944 saw the greatest combined military operation of all time; subsequently D-day has become known as the single most crucial watershed of the last century. To commemorate the 60th anniversary, Martin Bowman has compiled a unique collection of personal narratives of the men who were part of this extraordinary moment in history.
Unique in its treatment, this book includes a range of experiences drawn from civilians as well as all ranks from air, land and naval services, reflecting the fact that this was a combined operation and not simply a land invasion, as it's often portrayed.
Significantly, these fascinating accounts - many sourced from Martin Bowman's extensive contacts with international veterans associations - have been sourced from all the major nations that took part on the day, thus authentically representing the combined accomplishment of services and nations.
The book also includes sidebars and information boxes of fascinating factual detail that both anchor the stories to the chronological history of the day and bring the events into pinpoint clarity.