D-Day : the World War II invasion that changed history / by Deborah Hopkinson.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, 2018Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: xxiii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780545682480; 0545682487.Other title: World War II invasion that changed history.Subject(s): World War (1939-1945) | Operation Overlord -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Juvenile literature | Normandy (France) -- History, Military -- Juvenile literature | Operation Overlord | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | Normandy (France) -- History, Military | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- History -- Europe | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- History -- Military & Wars | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- United States -- History -- 20th Century | Military campaigns | Operation Overlord | France -- Normandy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Juvenile literature | Operation Overlord -- Juvenile literature | Normandy (France) -- History, Military -- Juvenile literature | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Juvenile works. | Military history. | Nonfiction. | Nonfiction.DDC classification: 940.54/21421
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Grades 7 to 8.
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
June 6, 1944--just past midnight off the coast of Normandy -- What is D-day? -- And what's a regiment, anyway? -- Operation overload -- Invasion preparation : toy soldiers come to life -- Meet the supreme commander (and his dog) -- The weatherman -- "D-day calling" -- The decision to go -- Across the channel by sea -- Before the jump -- Pegasus bridge -- Voices from the airborne divisions -- Crickets : Normandy before dawn -- Scenes from a chaplain's D-Day -- Crash-landing into Normandy -- First battles -- Approach from the sea : voices from the beachhead -- On Utah Beach : starting the war from here -- USS Augusta 3:35 a.m., off the Normandy coast -- Voices from Omaha Beach -- Some kind of prayer -- A scene of havoc and destruction -- A thin, wet line of khaki -- "29, let's go!" -- The rangers at Pointe du Hoc -- Voices after D-Day -- The miracle of a toehold.