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Stephen E Ambrose From D Day to Victory E book Box Set

Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
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“This e-book box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, chronicling the pivotal moments from WWII—from D-Day to the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Band of Brothers: A riveting account of Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army—responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, here are the stories, often in the men's own words, of these American heroes. D-Day: The preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century —drawn from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans. Pegasus Bridge: A gripping account of the first engagement of D-Day—Pegasus Bridge. In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge.”

Liberating Europe D Day to Victory in Europe 1944 1945

Author : John Grehan
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Despatches in this volume include the Despatch on air operations by the Allied Expeditionary Air Force in North West Europe between November 1943 and September 1944, the despatch on the assault phase of the Normandy landings June 1944, despatch on operations of Coastal Command, Royal Air Force in Operation Overlord the invasion of Europe 1944, the despatch on operations in North West Europe between 6 June 1944 and 5 May 1945, by Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Commander 21st Army Group, the despatch on the final stages of the naval war in North West Europe, and, as an addition, the despatch on the Dieppe Raid in 1942.This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

Nothing Less Than Victory

Author : Russell Miller
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Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day, an oral history of the monumental June 1944 Normandy invasion tells the story in the words of those who fought on both sides, collected from many sources including diaries, letters, and interviews.

Terrible Victory

Author : Mark Zuehlke
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Mark Zuehlke is an expert at narrating the history of life on the battlefield for the Canadian army during World War II. In Terrible Victory, he provides a soldiers-eye-view account of Canada's bloody liberation of western Holland. Readers are there as soldiers fight in the muddy quagmire, enduring a battle that lasted three weeks and in which 6,000 soldiers perished. Terrible Victory is a powerful story of courage, survival, and skill.

Forgotten Victory

Author : Mark Zuehlke
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During the winter of 1944–45, the western Allies desperately sought a strategy that would lead to Germany’s quick defeat. After much rancorous debate, the Allied high command decided that First Canadian Army would launch the pivotal offensive to win the war—an attack against the Rhineland, an area of Germany on the west bank of the Rhine. Winning this land would give them a launching point for crossing the river and driving into Germany’s heartland. This was considered the road to victory. For those who fought, the names of battlegrounds such as Moyland Wood and the Hochwald Gap would forever call up memories of uncommon heroism, endurance and tragic sacrifice. Their story is one largely lost to the common national history of World War II. Forgotten Victory gives this important legacy back to Canadians.

On to Victory

Author : Mark Zuehlke
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The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume is the little-told story of the tense final days of World War II, remembered in the Netherlands as “the sweetest of springs,” which saw the country’s liberation from German occupation. The Liberation Campaign, a series of fierce, desperate battles during the last three months of the war, was bittersweet. A nation’s freedom was won and the war concluded, but these final hostilities cost Canada 6,298 casualties, including 1,482 dead. With his trademark “you are there” style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the combat experience, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this concluding chapter in the story of Canada in World War II. May 4, 2010, will mark the 65th anniversary of the Netherlands’ liberation.

Countdown to Victory

Author : V. Vernon ECKLEBERRY
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The reader will first be introduced to the historical and theological roots for interpreting the millennial passages in Revelation 20. Secondly, millenial views will be examined as they relate to the Kingdom of God, the church, and Israel. Thirdly, the schools of interpretation will be assigned a particular dimension (spiritual, chronological, or ecclesiastical) that will facilitate the merging of the three major viewpoints into a multidimensional model. This will be followed, fourthly with a verse-by-verse commentary of Revelation 20 utilizing the writings of scholars from the three millenial viewpoints. Finally, a descriptive account of the salvation history portrayed in Revelation 20 will emerge in the form of a narrative that utilizes the dynamic multidimensional model of the Millenium.

The D Day Landing on Gold Beach

Author : Andrew Holborn
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The Normandy landings of 6 June 1944, across five sectors of the French coast - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - constituted the largest amphibious invasion in history. This study analyses in depth the preparations and implementation of the D-Day landing on Gold Beach by XXX Corps. Historians have tended to dismiss the landing on Gold Beach as straightforward but the evidence points to a different reality. Armour supported the infantry landing and prior bombing was intended to weaken German defences; however, the bulk of the bombing landed too far inland, and many craft foundered in difficult conditions at sea. It was the tenacity of the assault units and the flexibility of the follow up units which enabled the Gold landing to secure the right flank of the British Army in Normandy. Using detailed primary evidence from The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, this volume provides a substantial assessment of the background to the landing on Gold, and analyses the events of D-Day in the wider context of the Normandy Campaign.

Normandy and On From D Day to Victory

Author : Leslie Callan
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Victory in Europe D Day to the fall of Berlin

Author : Karen Farrington
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By midnight on 6 June 1944, the future of Europe hung in the balance. Allied troops occupied beachheads as Hitler's troops threatened to drive them back into the sea. Karen Farrington presents this remarkable story of the final Allied liberation and the push through to Berlin, the beating heart of the Third Reich.