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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (13 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091930693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091930691
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Roderick Bailey is a historian of the Second World War and a specialist in the study of Britain's Special Operations Executive. His books include the acclaimed official history of SOE's war on Fascist Italy, 'Target: Italy - The Secret War Against Mussolini,' and, based on his PhD, 'The Wildest Province,' about SOE operations in the Balkans. A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities, he is a former Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and has also served in Afghanistan with the British Army. He is currently a Wellcome Trust research fellow in the history of medicine at Oxford University.

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"The most recent of Ebury's admirable series ... a wonderful selection of first-hand accounts of D-Day by British servicemen" -- Richard Holmes Evening Standard "Incomparable. The voices speak with utter immediacy of fear, determination, bewilderment, indifference, and unmistakable courage" Spectator "Excellent ... An exciting read" Family History Monthly

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A powerful history of the one of the most remarkable days in British military history, told by those who were there

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Charles Roy Flogdell on 5 Jun. 2009
Format: Hardcover
An excellent collection of memories from those who took part in this momentous invasion. The words are strict quotes from representatives of all ranks in the language of the individual, making this the most personal and emotional account of D-Day that I have read. Do not wonder why old soldiers often do not speak of such days, just wonder how most lived a normal life after the event.
This is war as seen by soldiers, sailors, airmen and planners, not later analysis by historians. It is an account of bravery, death and horific wounds. It tells of men facing unbelievable odds, the loss of friends and colleagues and yet overcoming the enemy and placing a firm foot on Europe on this, the first day of the long last battle of the second world war.
Read it and be thankful for the sacrifices made that day.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Higgins on 6 July 2009
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I bought this book for my husband, who has enjoyed other books from this series. He thoroughly enjoyed reading it, as the first hand accounts are both fascinating and extrememly moving. The book is very easy to dip into because of its format. My father fought on the Normandy beaches, and so it was especially important for us to read this book. No one can tell the story better than those who were there, and we should record their experiences while they are still with us. Lets hope their sacrifice along with their voices are never forgotten.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By DavyA TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Jun. 2010
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The Forgotten Voices series of books are, for me, some of the most moving, eye opening and valuable insights into war and its impact on individuals that are available.
Forgotten Voices of D Day, carries on in the same vein as previous worthy volumes. This is eye witness, participant history of the highest order.
From bomber and glider pilots to naval personnel, paratroopers to meteorologists, Royal Marines to the infantry and even the contribution of conscientious objectors - it's all here, the whole range of human emotion and achievement in the face of huge adversity.
This book sets its stall out early on - one of its "missions" is to redress the balance. That is, to show the D Day landings were not solely an American venture - as the book points out, recent film and TV portrayals and indeed, some non fiction writing, has been dismissive (and in my opinion hugely disrespectful) about the contribution made to the D Day landings by British armed forces and indeed the level of challenge they faced.
This is D Day, unashamedly from a British perspective.
This book covers the preparation, the postponement, the raids on vital bridges and batteries, the landings and the push inland.
The entries are vivid and you can only admire the strength of character of the people whose accounts are included (and of course the many thousands whose are not).
There is so much to admire in this book. It is not just the bravery and utter drive and determination of the people involved it's also their sense of humour and penchant for understatement which goes towards making this a harrowing, exciting,emotional and educational read.
If you are not gripped, if you are not moved, when you read this book,then you may as well give up !
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Brereton on 13 Jun. 2009
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It makes me feel humble when I read of the sacrifices made by so many people on our behalf. I would probably not have the freedom and right to even be writing this review should their sacrifices have been in vain. The fact I am able is testament to the bravery, skill and dogged determination to see the job through. This book should be on every school Curriculum. Buy it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Krantz on 12 Mar. 2011
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I am very pleased with this book. there is a tendency for D-day to be overpublished nowadays, it probably being the battle with the most literature on. The thing is people tend to focus most heavily on the airborne and omaha beach campaigns, indeed some very good films have been made about both. The thing is there were five beaches on D-day and until now not very much wider market material has been published on the British beaches.

This book as all the other books in this series, brings the whole story to life. the build up with slapton disaster, right up to the end of the first day. the british contribution was equally as important and I feel that this book finally creates the much needed balance to the history of this famous battle.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone. this book expertly tells a story that simply has to be known by people in this country in order to preserve our historic struggle in WW2, buy it!!!!!
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By Mike Watkinson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback
Although this book suffers from the perennial curse of this series; photo's are printed on ordinary paper; it's a more minor issue in this one. The problem with not using decent quality paper for photo's is that detail can be lost. Whether the original photo's used here are larger, better quality, or whether it's because so many of them are more panoramic in nature, not too many of them suffer. That, however, is not why I don't think this is worthy of 5*.

I found the book slightly disappointing because of what it is lacking. The blurb begins "the day the Allied forces crossed the Channel...", but it doesn't deal with the Allied forces. Both the author & the writer of the introduction make the valid point that the British & Commonwealth contribution tends to be under-stated, especially by Hollywood, which naturally focuses on America. The way to redress such an imbalance is not to simply ignore the US!

The FV Great War book drew on recordings of Americans, French & Germans as well as British & Commonwealth memories. I am sure there must be a similar range of recordings in the IWM archive for WWII. Despite that probability, despite the fact that the book begins as far back as early 1942, there is nothing from the Free French; not even anything from Europeans e.g. Poles fighting in British uniform; scarcely anything from women or civilians, nothing from Americans; bar one passage from a US journalist (it does cover the Slapton Sands disaster, and Utah & Omaha beaches, but only from the viewpoint of British servicemen); nothing from the German side, and their memories (if there's any in the archive) would have been of great interest in the context of the book.

The greater oddity is the fact that book stops dead on D-Day.
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