D-Day Resource List

America at D-Day: A Book of Remembrance

By Richard Goldstein

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This book begins during the Allied Command's planning stages and ends with remembrances by soldiers who have returned to the beaches for memorial services.

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

By Stephen E. Ambrose

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Through soldiers' journals and letters, describes Easy Company's contributions to the campaigns in western Europe and recounts their stories of survival.

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Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy

By Joseph Balkoski

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Describes the movements of the 29th infantry division during and after the Normandy invasion.

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

By Stephen E. Ambrose

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From the author of Band of Brothers comes the chronicle of the Allied invasion of Normandy, published on the 50th anniversary of the historic event. Eminent military historian Ambrose draws on previously unavailable government documents and more than 1,200 new interviews to tell the tale.

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D-day: Operation Overlord: From the Landing at Normandy to the Liberation of Paris

By Tony Hall

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Analyses and descriptions of the Allied actions on the French beaches. Includes maps, charts, illustrations of equipment and documents as well as a forward by Winston Churchill.

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Decision in Normandy

By Carlo D'Este

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"A splendid and unsparing review of the Normandy campaign from the planning stages to the break out at the Falaise Gap."

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Fighting in Normandy: The German Army from D-Day to Villers-Bocage

By Heinz Guderian

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This compilation of in-depth accounts by German commanders gives a fuller understanding of the battle for Normandy.

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Fighting the Invasion: The German Army at D-Day

By Gunther Blumentritt

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These accounts by German commanders were written shortly after the end of the war for American intelligence. Includes the planning stages, reactions to reports of troops landing, and a blow-by-blow account of the fighting.

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Fortitude: The D-Day Deception Campaign

By Roger Fleetwood Hesketh

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Behind the astonishing success of D-Day was the most sophisticated deception scheme ever devised. Its code name was Fortitude, and its objective was to persuade the enemy that the long-awaited landings would take place in the Pas-de-Calais, and that any attack in Normandy would be nothing more than a diversionary feint that could be safely ignored.
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June 6, 1944: The Voices of D-Day

By Gerald Astor

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"No other chronicle of D-Day can match Gerald Astor's extraordinary work--a vivid first-person account told with stunning immediacy by the men who were there. From soldiers who waded through the bullet-riddled water to those who dropped behind enemy lines, from moments of terror and confusion to acts of incredible camaraderie and heroism, June 6, 1944 plunges us into history in the making--and the most pivotal battle ever waged."
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