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The Resource Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach, Robert Kershaw

Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach, Robert Kershaw

Label
Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach
Title
Landing on the edge of eternity
Title remainder
twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kershaw
Title variation
24 hours at Omaha Beach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early in 1944, German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took one look at the gentle, sloping sands of Normandy's Plage d'Or coast and announced "They will come here!" This was "Omaha Beach," the prime American D-Day landing site. The beach was transformed into three miles of lethal, bunker-protected arcs of fire, with seaside chalets converted into concrete strongpoints, fringed by layers of barbed wire and mines. When Company A of the US 116th Regiment landed on Omaha Beach in D-Day's first wave on 6th June 1944, it lost 96% of its effective strength. Kershaw narrates the actions of this historic day, from midnight to midnight, tracking German and American soldiers fighting across the beachhead. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
A visceral narrative of the first 24 hours of D-Day on the Allied landing site on Omaha Beach draws on soldier accounts to examine the formidable natural obstacles and German resistance that cost more than 2,400 lives
Tone
Writing style
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10741603
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1950-
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Kershaw, Robert J.
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Operation Neptune
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Operation Neptune
  • France
Target audience
adult
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twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach
Label
Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach, Robert Kershaw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: 1:00 a.m June 6, 1944 -- The far shore: 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. -- Force "O": midnight to 3:30 a.m. -- The storm breaks: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. -- Death ride: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. -- First wave floundered: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. -- Pointe du Hoc, "The Jib": 6:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. -- Win or lose?: 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. -- The crisis: 8:30 a.m. to midday -- Village fighting: 11:30 a.m. to dusk -- Tenuous foothold: 4:00 p.m. to midnight -- Beyond 24 hours
Control code
on1059128806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
xl, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059128806
Label
Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha Beach, Robert Kershaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: 1:00 a.m June 6, 1944 -- The far shore: 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. -- Force "O": midnight to 3:30 a.m. -- The storm breaks: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. -- Death ride: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. -- First wave floundered: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. -- Pointe du Hoc, "The Jib": 6:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. -- Win or lose?: 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. -- The crisis: 8:30 a.m. to midday -- Village fighting: 11:30 a.m. to dusk -- Tenuous foothold: 4:00 p.m. to midnight -- Beyond 24 hours
Control code
on1059128806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
xl, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059128806

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