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D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Summary
Stephen Ambrose

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D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Summary

Plot Summary

The story of the planning and execution of the "Climactic Battle of World War II" is told from the viewpoint, and often in the words of, ordinary GIs and Tommies, who fight it. The story opens in January 1944, and closes at dark on D-Day itself, optimistic that a good beginning has been made towards liberating Europe from the Germans.

The Germans on D-Day have all the advantages and disadvantages of defenders everywhere. Their biggest liability is a rigid command structure that assumes the invasion will not occur in Normandy. The attackers, meanwhile, are mobile and backed by a resurrected-American industry that gives them in abundance every weapon they need. Only landing craft are in limited supply. The Commanders: Eisenhower, for the allies and Rommel, for the Germans, are alike in many ways, but Eisenhower is free to command as he sees fit, while Rommel is challenged...

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