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A Critique of D-Day June 61944 The Climatic battle of WWII The book D-Day June 6 1944 The Climactic Battle of World War II was written by Stephen E Ambrose and published by Simon Schuester in New York This book begins with a prologue that is followed by 32 chapters a glossary endnotes a bibliography an appendix and an index The first ten chapters give the events that lead up to D-Day it discusses a variety of topics ranging from general topics like the attackers and the defenders to topics like what kind of weather conditions would be necessary for the invasion Chapters 11 through 14 discuss the air invasion that occurred shortly after midnight and the air and naval bombardment of the beaches prior to the infantry landing on the Normandy shore Chapters 15 through 25 cover the landings on the beaches and the struggles of the American forces to get up the bluffs and inland Chapter 26 titled The World Holds Its Breath is exactly what it says it gives a view of the home front during the invasion Chapters 27 through 31 talk about other allied landings on the beaches Chapter 32 ends the book by giving a summary of the accomplishments of D-Day and giving the general feelings toward the success of the invasion after the first day of fighting This book was written to provide everyone with an up close and personal view of WWIIThe first two chapters on the book are titled The Attackers and The Defenders In these two chapters the author talks about the warring nations The Germans who originally used blitzkrieg style warfare to remove the allied powers from Europe by 1944 had dug in and was now a complete opposite of what they once were This would have probably worked just fine had the Nazis not conquered more territory than they could defend Hitler knew that an invasion was immanent and that
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