The Resource D-Day : the WWII invasion that changed history, by Deborah Hopkinson

D-Day : the WWII invasion that changed history, by Deborah Hopkinson

Label
D-Day : the WWII invasion that changed history
Title
D-Day
Title remainder
the WWII invasion that changed history
Statement of responsibility
by Deborah Hopkinson
Title variation
World War II invasion that changed history
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The WWII invasion of Allied troops into German-occupied Europe, known as D-Day, was the largest military endeavor in history. By the time it occurred on June 6, 1944, Hitler and the Axis powers had a chokehold grip on the European continent, which the Allies called "Fortress Europe." Behind enemy lines, Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people and the oppression of civilians across Europe. The goal of D-Day was no less than the total defeat of Hitler's regime--and the defense of free democracies everywhere. Knowing they had to breach the coast, the United States, Great Britain, and Canada planned the impossible. D-Day was an invasion not for conquest, but for liberation. The vast operation would take years to plan and required complete secrecy in order to maintain the advantage of surprise. Once deployed, Operation Overlord involved soldiers, sailors, paratroopers, and specialists, and a heart-breaking number of casualties on both sides. The major players of D-Day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and countless others, have gone down in history. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson details not just their accomplishments, but the courageous contributions of commanders, service members, African-Americans, women, journalists, and others to this critical battle. Her incredible research and masterful weaving of official documents, personal and eye-witness accounts, and archival photos into a clear and compelling narrative thread brings the European arena of WWII to vivid, thrilling life."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkinson, Deborah
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 8-12
  • Grades 7 to 8
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
H67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Operation Overlord
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Operation Overlord
  • Normandy (France)
  • France
Target audience
juvenile
Label
D-Day : the WWII invasion that changed history, by Deborah Hopkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780545682480
Lccn
2017057211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019833781
  • 865889
  • (OCoLC)on1019833781
  • 865889
Label
D-Day : the WWII invasion that changed history, by Deborah Hopkinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780545682480
Lccn
2017057211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019833781
  • 865889
  • (OCoLC)on1019833781
  • 865889

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