Operation OVERLORD June 1944 was the greatest seaborne invasion, indeed the greatest military endeavour, of all time. Though eventually a brilliant victory, and duly celebrated as a triumph of intelligence, planning, combined operations and international co-operation, the D Day Landings came close to being the greatest military history disaster.
From the parachutists and glider pilots landed behind enemy lines to the sappers, gunners, tank crews, signals, infantry, chaplains and surgeons - and the vast armada of ships and landing craft that brought them to the congested beaches - each has their own story of excitement, elation, horror and heroism.
A unique collection of letters and accounts from all ranks and regiments, this book champions the ordinary men who made it possible.
Absolutely brilliant , the different stories of soldiers and seamen that were there , second to none