D-Day : a photographic history of the Normandy invasion / Martin K. A. Morgan.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Crestline, an imprint of the Quarto Group, 2019Copyright date: �2014Description: 240 pages : illustrations, maps, photographs ; 32 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0785836926; 9780785836926.Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Pictorial works | Soldiers -- United States -- Pictorial works | United States -- Armed Forces -- Pictorial works | Armed Forces | Military campaigns | Soldiers | France -- Normandy | United States | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Illustrated works. | Illustrated works. | Pictorial works.DDC classification: 940.54/21421
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Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day's most incredible photographs.
Although it took a multinational coalition to conduct World War II's amphibious D-Day landings , the US military made a major contribution to the operation that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes. In D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion , WWI historian Martin K. A. Morgan presents 450 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation. With eight chapters of place-setting author introductions, riveting period imagery, and highly detailed explanatory captions, Morgan offers anyone interested in D-Day a fresh look at a campaign that was fought seven decades ago, yet remains the object of unwavering interest to this day.
While some of these images are familiar, they have been treated anonymously for far too long and haven't been placed within the proper context of time or place. Many others have never been published before. Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons, uniforms, and equipment , while simultaneously narrating an intimate human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice . From Omaha Beach to Utah, from Sainte-Mère-Église to Pointe du Hoc, D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion is a striking visual record of the epic air, sea, and land battle that was the Normandy invasion.
Originally published in 2014 under the title The Americans on D-Day by Zenith Press.
Introduction -- Author's introduction -- The buildup -- From the air -- From the sea -- On the beaches -- Pointe du Hoc -- La Fi�ere -- Craignes -- Aftermath.
"D-day, June 6, 1944, was the most complicated and pivotal amphibious landing operation of the Second World War... Wherever the battle raged, photographers were there to snap still pictures of what was happening and who was fighting... [This book] presents over 400 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first weeks of its liberation... From Omaha Beach to Utah, from Sainte-M�ere-�Eglise to Pointe Du Hoc, D-day is a striking visual record of the epic air, sea, and land battle that was the Normandy invasion."--Dust jacket flap.