The first wave the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
—Kershaw, Alex, author.
Book On CD
2019
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"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the British airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Allied Powers (1919- ) -- Armed Forces -- Biography.
Commando troops -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations.
Genre:
Audiobooks.
Other Authors:
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Michael, Paul, narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
ISBN:
9781984841377
1984841378
Edition:
Unabridged.
Description:
7 audio discs (8.5 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical 1.4 m. per second stereo
audio file CD audio
Notes:
Compact disc.
Read by Paul Michael.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
PRHA 8298
Link to PAC
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