Written by historian Joseph Balkoski, Utah Beach chronicles the airborne operations and amphibious landings of D-Day, June 6, 1944. Balkoski used firsthand battle reports and unit journals to construct his narrative of the invasion. Published in 2006. 380 Pages - Softcover.
Publisher: Stackpole Books Date of Publication: July 10, 2006 Number of Pages: 380
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In this unforgettable narrative of D-Day, Joseph Balkoski describes the minute-by-minute combat as it unfolded on Omaha Beach, allowing soldiers to speak for themselves as they recall their attempts to maneuver bombers through heavy cloud cover, the claustrophobic terror aboard transports, and the relentless fire that greeted them on the beach. Equal parts oral history and meticulous reconstruction, Omaha Beach is the closest the modern reader can get to experiencing the Normandy landings firsthand.
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