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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Arthur Narrator: Timothy West Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The 1942 raid on Dieppe was an attempt to test the enemy readiness, and take some pressure off the Russian front. It was a costly disaster, but lessons learned there were of the utmost importance to the D-Day planning. After a massive build up of men and materials, the D-Day landings finally took place in Normandy on June 6th, 1944. Despite vicious battles and stubborn resistance, within 12 weeks the Allied forces invaded Paris. To compound the enemy's problems, the allies invaded southern France and rapidly advanced northwards. In desperation, Hitler released his secret weapons, the V1 and V2, over Britain. Slowly but steadily, the Allies advanced through Belgium and Holland, and despite setbacks at Arndem and in the Ardennes, finally reached the shores of the Rhine. After a hazardous crossing they finally advanced to meet the victorious Russian Army. Hitler, Mussolini and their cohorts were all dead or captured, and the war was over, at the cost of millions of human lives. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marty | 10/5/2012

    " A nice collection of "quotes" and first person accounts of WWII organized along the timeline of the war. The weakness was that there may not have been enough background information if the reader was not already well aware of the events of the war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha | 7/4/2011

    " An amazing book of World War II made up of the personal experiences of ordinary men and women from around the World- woven together in one book, and very moving. I enjoyed the different voices form all over the world...too often what I get to read is all American! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 7/4/2009

    " Although important and very personal, I prefer to read a more fluid account using examples of personal accounts rather than it all being told through personal accounts. All should be read in conjunction with one another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Louise | 1/17/2008

    " History is so often about the choices made by the "great men" this book reminds us that war involved entire nations. "

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