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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.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 E, H
Henry Brook

Press reviews

“Young readers will no doubt find D-Day a gripping account of bravery and military expertise.”
“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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