A Critique of ‘D-Day June six,1944: The Climatic battle of WWII’

The book D-Day June six, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II was written by Stephen E. Ambrose, and published by Simon & Schuester in New York. This book starts with a prologue that is followed by 32 chapters, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, an appendix, and an index. The first ten chapters give the events that lead up to D-Day, it discusses a variety of topics ranging from, common subjects like the attackers and the defenders, to topics like what type of weather conditions would be needed for the invasion. Chapters 11 by way of 14 discuss the air invasion that occurred shortly after midnight, and the air and naval bombardment of the beaches prior to the infantry landing on the Normandy shore. Chapters 15 by means of 25 cover the landings on the beaches and the struggles of the American forces to get up the bluffs and inland. Chapter 26 titled “The Globe Holds Its Breath”, is specifically what it says, it offers a view of the house front throughout the invasion. Chapters 27 by way of 31 speak about other allied landings on the beaches. Chapter 32 ends the book by providing a summary of the accomplishments of D-Day, and giving the general feelings toward the accomplishment of the invasion after the first day of fighting. This book was written to provide everybody with an up close and private view of WWII.

The initially two chapters on the book are titled ” The Attackers” and “The Defenders”. In these two chapters the author talks about the warring nations. The Germans who initially utilised blitzkrieg style warfare to eliminate the allied powers from Europe, by 1944 had dug in, and was now a complete opposite of what they as soon as had been. This would have almost certainly worked just fine had the Nazis not conquered far more territory than they could defend. Hitler knew that an invasion was immanent and that if he could send the allies back into the channel with terrific loses it would take months to organize yet another attempt, and hopefully by then Roosevelt and Churchill, would be gone.

Leave a Reply