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D-Day - June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of WWII

Stephen E. Ambrose

They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not hand grenades, shooting .22s at rabbits, not M-1s at other men. But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought. They were soldiers of democracy. They were the men of D-Day. When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the youngsters brought up in the Boy Scouts. Now, in this magnificent retelling of the war's most climactic battle, acclaimed Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose tells how wrong Hitler was. Drawing on hundreds of oral histories as well as never-before-available information from around the world, Ambrose tells the true story of how the Allies broke through Hitler's Atlantic Wall, revealing that the intricate plan for the invasion had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history -- from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day. From high-level politics to hand-to-hand combat, from winner-take-all strategy to survival under fire, here is history more gripping than any thriller -- the epic story of democracy's victory over totalitarianism.

They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not hand grenades, shooting .22s at rabbits, not M-1s at other men. But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought. They were soldiers of democracy. They were the men of D-Day. When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the youngsters brought up in the Boy Scouts. Now, in this magnificent retelling of the war's most climactic battle, acclaimed Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose tells how wrong Hitler was. Drawing on hundreds of oral histories as well as never-before-available information from around the world, Ambrose tells the true story of how the Allies broke through Hitler's Atlantic Wall, revealing that the intricate plan for the invasion had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history -- from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day. From high-level politics to hand-to-hand combat, from winner-take-all strategy to survival under fire, here is history more gripping than any thriller -- the epic story of democracy's victory over totalitarianism.
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Genres:

History

Description:

They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not hand grenades, shooting .22s at rabbits, not M-1s at other men. But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought. They were soldiers of democracy. They were the men of D-Day. When Hitler declared war on the United States, he bet that the young men brought up in the Hitler Youth would outfight the youngsters brought up in the Boy Scouts. Now, in this magnificent retelling of the war's most climactic battle, acclaimed Eisenhower biographer and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose tells how wrong Hitler was. Drawing on hundreds of oral histories as well as never-before-available information from around the world, Ambrose tells the true story of how the Allies broke through Hitler's Atlantic Wall, revealing that the intricate plan for the invasion had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944, D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history -- from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day. From high-level politics to hand-to-hand combat, from winner-take-all strategy to survival under fire, here is history more gripping than any thriller -- the epic story of democracy's victory over totalitarianism.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jesse Boggs

Length:

25h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

25:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

29:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

26:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

26:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

29:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

26:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

22:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

21:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

23:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

20:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

27:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

25:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

20:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

18:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

17:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

23:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

21:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

28:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

18:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

13:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

20:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

29:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

23:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

26:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

23:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

21:21