The First Wave The D Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II (Ebook) by Alex Kershaw

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Rilous missions The charismatic unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando returning to his native land who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the airborne soldiers who captured the M I don t believe that any written description of the events on D Day will ever be able to do justice and accurately impart to any reader the magnitude of the death destruction heroism scale logistics and importance of the operation That being said I salute the authors who have tried to do just that because it is so important that we who were not there at least get an inkling of the sacrifices that were made by so many for the benefit of so many I also need to shout out to Steven Spielberg for the superb job he did of capturing the horror and urgency of D Day in the movie Saving Private RyanThis book does a pretty good job of telling the story of D Day from the perspective of just a few of the warriors wh

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The First Wave The D Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II

The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with an utterly immersive adrenaline driven account of D Day combat Meet the assaulters Pathfinders plunging from the black coxswains plowing the whitecaps bareknuckle Rangers scaling sheer rock Fast paced and up close this is history's greatest story reinvigorated as only Alex Kershaw can Adam Makos New York Times bestselling author of Spearhead and A Higher Call Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6 1944 The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D Day's most pe Note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewA tremendous first hand account in the vein of George Koskimaki s 101st Airborne trilogy with one major exception Alex Kershaw weaves multiple individual narratives together into a cohesive on the beaches and in the trenches account of the D Day invasion of Europe Mr Kershaw once again demonstrates his ability to tell a personal story on a grand stage All variety of units are covered in this D Day epic from the Pathfinders of the airborne divisions and the gliders landing at Pegasus Bridge to the Rangers at Pointe du Hoc infantry from the 1st and 4th Infantry Divisions the Green Howards British Commandos and their French volunteers

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Erville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe and the very history of the twentieth centuryThe result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career built on his close friendships with D Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield For the seventy fifth anniversary here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day Available in paperback May 2020


10 thoughts on “The First Wave The D Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II

  1. says:

    Mr Kershaw again delivers a fascinating look at World War II With this narrative Mr Kershaw tells the story of the first men into Normandy as well as well as a look at their enemies Well known events such as the British Glider landing at Pegasus Bridge and the US Ranges at Pointe Du Hoc are told More obscure events are

  2. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in expectation of a fair review I have read three of Alex Kershaw's books prior to this one and enjoyed every one The First Wave stands up nicely with his previous works Kershaw brings us the stories of the individual participants before during and after D Day M

  3. says:

    Note that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewA tremendous first hand account in the vein of George Koskimaki's 101st Airborne trilogy with one major exception Alex Kershaw weaves multiple individual narratives together into a cohesive on the beaches and in the trenches account of the D Day invasio

  4. says:

    Kershaw A does it again At first you feel mildly disappointed to thread the same ground as every other D Day book with its focus on Omaha Pegasus the Pointe Lovat and his piper The Rangers Howard at the Bridge Roosevelt and Cota urging on those about to die Then he starts to walk with the men descending from the lofty h

  5. says:

    Heroes all

  6. says:

    I don't believe that any written description of the events on D Day will ever be able to do justice and accurately impart to any reader the magnitude of the death destruction heroism scale logistics and importance of the op

  7. says:

    What some people did on our behalf during World War II is breathtaking Kershaw captures their deeds with precision and feeling

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    Available in paperback May 2020

  9. says:

    Thank you PenguinBerkley for the advanced copy In Herman Wouk’s War and Remembrance there is a section in which he pulls himself out of the fictional narrative and lists the names of the torpedo bomber suadron that sacrificed their lives in a heroic attack on Japanese aircraft carriers during the battle of Midway Wouk said something like and I paraphrase after we’ve bombed ourselves back to the caves when we tell

  10. says:

    Effectively Presents D Day as an Allied Effort This book was reviewed as part of 's Vine program which included a free copy of the bookD Day is arguably the most documented event in military history With the 75t