This is the story of D-Day as seen through the eyes of the people who were there - from soldiers, French villagers and journalists, to schoolchildren and nurses, who found themselves placed in often extraordinary situations on that historic day in June 1944. Take French Resistance member Andre Heintz and his sister, who have to spread out bloody sheets in the shape of a giant red cross to protect ...
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Publisher: Short Books (April 3, 2014)
Publication Date: April 3, 2014
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A really fascinating look at the eve and D day itself through the eyes of those at the sharp end, many of whom did not make it through the day. Mr Mayo's research was clearly prodigious and it certainly paid off. So much has been written about this b...
from bombers; Rosemary Geddes at an RAF listening post, hearing transmissions between German gunners falling silent one by one; Red Cross volunteer Naina Cox, helping injured German POWs in Portsmouth on the afternoon of the invasion; a soldier of the Royal Corps of Signals, discovering his landing craft is carrying a box of white wooden crosses; or Commando Peter Masters, walking all alone towards a German machine gun shouting, 'You are totally surrounded! Give yourselves up!' - copying something he'd seen in a war film. D-Day: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, giving an account of events that is both intimate and epic. As heard on BBC Radio 2, this book accompanies the Friday Night is Music Night Special: "D-Day 70 Years On" with Jeremy Vine and Dermot O'Leary.