D-day : 24 hours that saved the world / by the editors of Time ; [introduction by Tom Hanks].
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- ISBN: 1932273220 :
- Physical Description: 154 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Time Books, 
- Copyright: ©2004
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Imagine if: Considering the unthinkable: if operation overlord had failed / Tom Hanks -- Fortress Europe: Allies' challenge: pry Adolf Hitler's grip from the continent -- Marching orders: Operation overlord is a complex blueprint for invasion -- Ike's invasion: Real Dwight Eisenhower was more than a big wide grin -- Buildup: Troops, tanks and tension: Allies count down to D-day -- 0000-0100: Paratroopers: Overlord is off the ground, as allied paratroopers land in France -- 0100-0200: Gliders: Courageous infantrymen soar into Normandy in "flying coffins" -- 0200-0300: Germans: Germans brace for the invasion--but Hitler holds the reins -- 0300-0400: Night raids: From mighty bombers to piper cubs, a look at allied airplanes -- 0400-0500: Armada: Greatest fleet ever assembled sets off to cross the channel-- 0500-0600: Crossing the channel: Aboard the landing boats, a time for prayers -- and poker -- 0600-0700: Omaha beach: Heroes face horror in a grim day's most deadly landing -- 0700-0800: Pointe du Hoc: Army rangers swarm up daunting cliffs to take a key position -- 0800-0900: Sword/gold beaches: British troops capture beaches, towns and bridges with flair -- 0900-1000: Utah beach: Landing is off-target, but a heads-up decision wins the day -- 1000-1100: Juno beach: Canadians weather a deadly start and earn revenge for Dieppe -- 1100-1200: Medics: Warriors of healing, they are the day's greatest heroes -- 1200-1300: Engineers: D-day succeeds thanks to ingenuity as well as the infantry -- 1300-1400: Machines: "Hobart's funnies" and other armaments flail the Germans -- 1400-1500: Chaplains: At the front lines, D-day's padres bestow grace under pressure -- 1500-1600: Airmen: Roaring across the channel, allied bombers strike the Germans -- 1600-1700: Quartermasters: Army travels on its stomach--and a few million other things -- 1700-1800: French: Resistance fighters pitch in to help the allies subvert the Germans -- 1800-1900: Fallen: Salute to those who gave the last full measure of devotion -- 1900-2000: Enigma machine: Inside the Germans' secret code--and how the allies broke it -- 2000-2100: Leaders: Outplanned and outfoxed, Adolf Hitler takes too long to respond -- 2100-2200: Journalists: From Ernie Pyle to Robert Capa, how they got the story -- 2200-2300: Reaction: World holds its breath as the long-awaited landings proceed -- 2300-2400: Digging in: With a beachhead established, the allies gear up for Round 2 -- Next stop: Paris: Allies (finally) break out of Normandy to rout the Germans -- Merci! Merci! Jeeps are chariots as Paris hails its liberators in a victory parade -- Looking back: Bittersweet return to sands consecrated by soldiers' blood -- Index.
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