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The Invasion of Normandy

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About this book

True Stories

  • Eleven true stories of the world-shaping Normandy landings of June 6th 1944, perfect for readers who prefer real life to fiction.
  • Contains real life tales of courage and bravery during the struggle for the beaches of Normandy from those who were there, from tank commanders and paratroopers to French Resistance fighters.
  • Stories are illustrated with informative maps and line drawings.
  • With internet links to recommended websites where readers can find out more about D-Day and the Second World War.
  • Published in association with Imperial War Museums.

Press Reviews

Young readers will no doubt find D-Day a gripping account of bravery and military expertise.
The Cork Evening Echo
We read a number of books about the history of the Second World War... Yet it wasn’t until my eldest read Usborne’s True Stories of D-Day that I saw the spark of enthusiasm I had been hoping for. The book is comprised of eleven true stories which focus on the individual struggles of many brave people including paratroopers, commandos and French Resistance fighters. Each D-Day story is captivating... We recommend these books most highly and plan to work our way through the entire True Stories series.
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