World War II At Night Group

The World War II At Night Group will discuss The Dead and Those About To Die: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John McManus (Dutton, $16.00). 1st Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever. As the men hit the beach, their equipment was destroyed or washed away, soldiers were cut down by the dozens, and heroes emerged. Drawing on a rich array of new or recently unearthed sources, including interviews with veterans, this is the unforgettable story of the Big Red One's nineteen hours of hell--and their ultimate triumph--on June 6, 1944.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Dead and Those about to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451415301
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Published: Dutton Caliber - May 5th, 2015