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SILENT DAY: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day

MAX ARTHUR OBE    Book Number: 82175    Product format: Paperback

The self-acclaimed 'third greatest living historian in Britain today' is a dear friend of Bibliophiles and has kindly SIGNED every copy of this book. He is the author of 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War' and is acclaimed for his speciality in sourcing first-hand recollections of the 20th century, particularly the World Wars. He was recognised with an OBE for his services to military history in 2013. On 6th June 1944, Britain awoke 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 those extraordinary 24 hours. This remarkable new oral history begins 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 who quickly formed strong views of both the British military and civilian populations. 'We were given sweets and chocolate and our first chewing gum!' About the Canadian soldiers, 'I once saw a deer being roasted and they shot rabbits and made delicious smelling stews.' says civilian Mary Brice from Sussex. Factory workers, schoolgirls, majors, nurses, volunteers, are the supporting cast, each with names, ages and a few sentences of their recollections. 324pp in well illustrated softback.

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