This is a boys own story that I first heard about in comics and the film Longest Day when a lad. The book put flesh on the bones and told of the brave efforts of those who took part, some of of whom had never fired a shot in anger. But as with all things in life I learnt so much more from the personal recollections of those brave men. The story of the Victory that day was dulled some what with the realisation that some of those who survived the Longest Day were wasted after by the Commanders after the bridges had been taken in the ensuing battles that followed in the fields of France.
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