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D-Day : the World War II invasion that changed history / by Deborah Hopkinson.

Hopkinson, Deborah, (author.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545682480
  • ISBN: 0545682487
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait, facsimile ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Scholastic Focus, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-330) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
June 6, 1944--just past midnight off the coast of Normandy -- What is D-Day? -- And what's a regiment, anyway? -- Operation overlord -- Invasion preparation: toy soldiers come to life -- Meet the Supreme Commander (and his dog) -- The weatherman -- "D-Day calling" -- The decision to go -- Across the channel by sea -- Before the jump -- Pegasus Bridge -- Voices from the airborne divisions -- Crickets: Normandy before dawn -- Scenes from a chaplain's D-Day -- Crash-landing into Normandy -- First battles -- Approach from the sea: voices from the beachhead -- On Utah Beach: starting the war from here -- USS Augusta 3:34 a.m., off the Normandy coast -- Voices from Omaha Beach -- Some kind of prayer -- A scene of havoc and destruction -- A thin, wet line of khaki -- "29, let's go!" -- The rangers at Pointe du Hoc -- Voices after D-Day -- The miracle of a toehold.
Summary, etc.:
The WWII invasion known as D-Day was the largest military endeavor in history. By June 6, 1944, Hitler and his allies had a strong grip on the European continent, where Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people. The goal of D-Day was the total defeat of Hitler's regime, and the defense of free democracies everywhere. Knowing they had to breach the French coast, the US, Great Britain, and Canada planned for the impossible. D-Day was an invasion not for conquest, but liberation, and required years to plan and total secrecy to keep the advantage of surprise. Once deployed, Operation Overlord involved soldiers, sailors, paratroopers, and specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of not only D-Day's famous players, but African Americans, women, journalists, and service members in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives, and archival photos to bring this decisive battle to vivid, thrilling life.
Target Audience Note:
Grade Level: 7 up.
1060L Lexile
Subject: Operation Overlord > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Normandy > Juvenile literature.
Normandy (France) > History, Military > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.

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