D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II
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Notes on front flyleaf: Hedgerows. Atlantic Wall--one of the greatest blunders in military history, p. 577. D-day-491. Home front, 486. Rommel v. Eisenhower, p. 58. Overlord. Wooden bullets-rules of warfare p. 190. Axis Sally--Bitch of Berlin. Eisenhower's son John--West P. grad on D-Day and then tour of beaches. 432 C-47's take 82nd airborne to Normandy. Airborne--what went right and wrong, p. 223. Notes on verso of flyleaf: Moira-wife, Stephanie, Grace. Whittier College. Mississippi. Lamb numbered ach of Ambrose's 16 books on the list "Also by Stephen E. Ambrose." Underlinings/notes: Underlinings: Lamb marks Ambrose's influences, sources, the names of officer's/soldiers as well as contrasts/similarities between Eisenhower/Rommel. Lamb also underscores descriptions of morale, weather, numbers of troops/causalities, prayer, and individual accounts of troops landing/fighting, lessons learned on both sides. Also marked are US reactions to D-Day like most stores/theaters, etc. closed in New York City Notes: Lamb notes political/military leaders like DeGaulle, Rommel, IKE, Stalin; reaction /experience of troops "D-Day no experienced troops," "some refused to jump," "puke," "citizen-soldiers," journalists: CBS Murrow, Hicks of ABC.