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Title D-Day : the air and sea invasion of Normandy in photos / Nicholas A. Veronico.
Author Veronico, Nick, 1961- author.
Publication Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color), photographs (some color) ; 26 cm
Call # 940.5421 V
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232).
Contents Overview: Operation Overlord : the D-Day invasion of France -- Tactical operations and the aerial invasion -- Operation Neptune : hit the beach! -- Securing a foothold on the continent -- Appendix I: Operation Overlord Medal of Honor recipients -- Appendix II: Invasion beach airfields (June 6-September 4, 1944) -- Appendix III: Ship losses, Normandy Invasion (June 6-25, 1944) -- Appendix IV: Allied aircraft losses (June 5/6-June 7/8) -- Appendix V: D-Day memorials and museums -- Appendix VI: Select D-Day survivors.
Summary "Those who witnessed it never forgot it: the great armada of Allied ships that filled the English Channel on D-Day, June 6, 1944. From battleships, cruisers, and destroyers down to the much smaller landing ships and landing craft, these nearly 7,000 vessels bombarded the Normandy coast, ferried men, tanks, and equipment across the channel, and landed 150,000 troops--under withering German fire--on Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches in a single day. In numbers and scope, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Meanwhile, some 12,000 aircraft flew above the sea, a dizzying assortment of fighters and bombers, transports, recon craft, and gliders. Taking off from air fields in England, they dropped thousands of paratroopers and even vehicles, bombed roads and German positions miles inland, provided vital intelligence, and attacked any German planes that were able to take to the skies. It was the largest single-day aerial operation in history. And yet these important--and impressive--aspects of D-Day haven't received the coverage they deserve, having been overshadowed by the fighting on the beaches. Veronico assembles photos of both the air and sea components of the D-Day invasion, giving the sailors and airmen their due and giving modern readers a vivid sense of what this monumental day was like in the air and at sea."-- Jacket
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Pictorial works.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations -- Pictorial works.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Aerial operations -- Pictorial works.
Normandy (France) -- History, Military -- Pictorial works.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
France -- Normandy. (OCoLC)fst01210709
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Genre Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Alt Title D-Day in photos
Air and sea invasion of Normandy in photos
D-Day : the air and sea invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944
ISBN 9780811738095 (hardcover)
0811738094 (hardcover)

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 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Non-Fic  940.5421 V    DUE 03-16-21