4 of the Best Books About D-Day to Commemorate the 75th AnniversaryThis book explores the world of the medieval master mason. How were these structures built when only primitive machinery was available? Who initiated and designed them? Who built and paid for them? After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine.
The bloody truth of the longest day
Across the Channel, the final preparations were underway. Shortly before midnight, in towns and villages across southern England, the air filled with the roar of hundreds of aircraft engines. Thousands of people in their dressing gowns and pyjamas went out into their back gardens, staring up into the sky at the vast armada silhouetted against the clouds. Some dropped to their knees and prayed for success; others simply said: "This is it" and went back to bed. In the waters just off Southampton, some 5, landing craft, escorted by battleships, cruisers and destroyers and carrying , men, were already moving south. On one ship, the army chaplain prepared for a service in front of a small silver cross, but as he was about to begin, a gust of wind whipped the cross off the table on to the deck, where it broke in two. All around, men were looking completely shattered.
See History Come Alive
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