This unique book captures D-Day on land, sea and air with the use of previously unpublished letters, diaries, photographs and reminiscences from the veterans from Britain, America, Germany and Canada. Appropriately the RAF and Merchant Navy's experience plus the reactions of women Oin the know' are all included providing a treasure-trove of evidence on the 60th Anniversary. The reader will share each stage of the day from the experience of Paratroops and Glider-borne troops to crossing the channel by sea and the landings on each beach.
Former teacher, lecturer and founder/director of two archives on the world wars of the twentieth century, Peter Liddle is a well-published historian of personal experience in those wars with books on Gallipoli, The Somme and D-Day. He is dedicated to the preservation of the evidence of the past and has particularly enjoyed drawing together in publications and conferences the research of others in the field.. He has a lifetime of interest in sport, history travel and wildlife. He lives with his wife, Louise, in Rawdon, Leeds. He is Life President of The Second World War Experience Centre.