|"THEY WERE ON OMAHA BEACH - 213 EYEWITNESSES" by Laurent Lefebvre|
|"They were on Omaha Beach - 213 eyewitnesses" looks at the invasion of Omaha Beach through both local and veterans testimonies. It follows the invasion minute by minute, told by those who were there, living through the chaos.|
|"FRAGMENTS OF MY LIFE WITH COMPANY A, 116TH INFANTRY REGIMENT" by John J. Barnes|
|The story of a young boy, growiing up in the 1930-40's - and how he and the nation became involved in WW II without any idea of what they were getting into. Joining the 29th Infantry Division just before D-Day, he chronicles the incredible story of Company A, 116th Infantry from the assault on Omaha Beach - Dog Green - as depicted in the movie, "Saving Private Ryan" to VE Day on the Elbe River.|
|"BEYOND VALOR: WWII's RANGERS AND AIRBORNE" by Patrick K. O'Donnell|
|Over a hundred individual veterans' vignettes are drawn from oral histories and electronically transmitted memoirs in this assemblage of firsthand accounts of the WWII American Airborne, Ranger and other special units. The book itself, after a brief introduction sketching the origins of the special units, is comprised of chapters devoted to a dozen operations in the European theater to final months in Holland and Germany.|
|"D-DAY SURVIVOR" by Harold Baumgarten|
|Dr. Harold Baumgarten, a multidecorated survivor, gives his eyewitness account of the first wave landing of the 116th Infantry on D-Day, June 6, 1944. As the spokesman for soldiers who perished on the sand and bloody red waters of the Dog Green Sector of Omaha Beach, it is his mission to make sure these men are never forgotten.|
|"THE LAST FIRST SERGEANT" by Layton Black|
|From the landing at Normandy to Allied occupation after the war, US paratrooper Layton Black tells it like he experienced it. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but you won't forget these stories from the front lines of World War II. With "Blacky," you'll march in formation, crawl into foxholes, duck the bullets and listen to the conversation of everyday combat soldiers.|
|"OMAHA BEACH and BEYOND" by Robert Slaughter|
|In this moving World War II memoir, the author captures the life of GI Joe from pre-Pearl Harbor days through training, deployment overseas, and more training. All leads up to D-Day and Normandy on June 6, 1944, when Sergeant Bob Slaughter came across Omaha Beach with Company D of the 116th Infantry and the Bedford Boys.|
|"THE MORTARMEN" by Michael Connelly|
The Mortarmen is an untold story of world War II. The book details the fighting history of the men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion. The battalion was armed with the powerful 4.2 mortars and following its landing on Utah Beach on D-Day fought in every major engagement in France, Belgium, and Germany.
|"29TH DIVISION... A DIVISION OF HEROES" by Laurent Lefebvre|
For the first time, "29th Division… a division of heroes" tells the human story of the 29th Division. Combining oral and written accounts from 133 veterans, the history of the 29th Division in World War II is told from the soldiers in the battlefield.
|"INTO THE VALLEY" by Charles H. Young|
|“Of all the combat units that made major contributions to the Allied victory in World War II, one story remains largely undiscovered... This has now been remedied by the new book, Into The Valley, the definitive history of Troop Carrier. This book is one of the essential volumes in anyone’s shelf of key books on World War II: A must.” General John R. Galvin|
|"THEY WERE ON UTAH BEACH - 71 EYEWITNESSES" by Laurent Lefebvre|
|"When my parachute opened, I was directly above the church steeple of the church in Sainte Marie du Mont. The moon was full and there were scattered clouds which made every thing on the ground easy to see…" "Now, the black sky became a colorful, but frightening, display of tracers and puffs of black-grey flak bursts. Now we were passing over the west side of Sainte Mere Eglise, I could see fires burning on the ground…"
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