Subtitle: June 6, 1944, The Climactic Battle of World War II.
The book begins at midnight, 5-6 June 1944, when the first British and American airborne troops penetrated France and launched the invasion. What happens in between is covered from every perspective: the high command, the enlisted ranks, the French civilians the German defenders, and Allied attackers by land, sea and air.
The author draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-DAY is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.