THE AMERICAN GI IN EUROPE IN WORLD WAR II - D-DAY: STORMING ASHORE
Author: J. E. Kaufmann and H. W. Kaufmann
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, May 2009
Weaves together firsthand accounts of American soldiers. Captures the complete experience of the individual GI in World War II, from stateside training to overseas combat. Based on interviews with more than 200 veterans. 75 B&W photos, 1 map; 8x10 inches, 432 pgs.
In the spirit of Stephen Ambrose?s Band of Brothers and Cornelius Ryan?s The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far, J. E. Kaufmann and H. W. Kaufmann weave together firsthand accounts of American soldiers to capture the complete experience of the individual GI in World War II, from stateside training to overseas combat. Based on interviews with more than 200 veterans, The American GI in Europe in World War II also tells the story of the mighty effort to liberate Europe through the brave young men who fought there.
* Covers the D-Day airborne drops and amphibious landings at Omaha Beach and Utah Beach
* Includes sidebars on landing craft, the naval bombardment, engineers, medics, the Germans? defenses, and more
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
J. E. Kaufmann and H. W. Kaufmann have previously collaborated on Fortress France, G.I. Joe in France, Hitler?s Blitzkrieg Campaigns, and The Maginot Line. They live in Texas.