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The Resource Silent day : a landmark oral history of D-Day on the home front, by Max Arthur

Silent day : a landmark oral history of D-Day on the home front, by Max Arthur

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Silent day : a landmark oral history of D-Day on the home front
Title
Silent day
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a landmark oral history of D-Day on the home front
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by Max Arthur
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eng
Summary
On 6 June 1944 Britain woke up to a profound silence. Overnight, 160,000 Allied troops had vanished and an eerie emptiness settled over the country. The majority of those men would never return. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours. Using a wealth of first person testimonies, renowned historian Max Arthur recounts a remarkable new oral history of D-Day, beginning with the two years leading up to the silent day which saw the UK transformed by the arrival of thousands of American and Canadian troops. We also hear the views of the American troops, who quickly formed strong views of both the British military and civilian populations. Then, on that June morning, many Britain people woke up to discover that vast areas of the country, which had throbbed with life only the day before, were now empty and silent. Civilian workers found coffee pots still warm on the stove but not a soul to greet them. Many women - and children - felt bewildered and betrayed. Then, throughout that day and the days that followed, the whole population gathered around wireless sets, waiting for news. There are powerful testimonies from families of who lost loved ones on the beaches of Normandy, and dramatic personal accounts from young widows who had never had the chance to say goodbye
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1939-
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Arthur, Max
Dewey number
940.5421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Social aspects
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • France
Target audience
adult
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Silent day : a landmark oral history of D-Day on the home front, by Max Arthur
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052959995
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781444787535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Silent day : a landmark oral history of D-Day on the home front, by Max Arthur
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052959995
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781444787535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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