The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led The Way To Victory In World War II
by Alex Kershaw
- Warfare, World War II, The 20th Century – The Present
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A fresh take on the Longest Day
Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day’s most perilous missions. The unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond.
The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw’s remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield.
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|Release Date:||May 14, 2019|