Off the Shelf: Remembering D-Day

On June 6, 2019 the 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be commemorated. The Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944 was a turning point in World War II. There have been many books written about D-Day, but the 75th anniversary has prompted several new titles. The following are just three of the most recent ones we have at the library.

The bestselling author of “The Liberator” and “Avenue of Spies” is back with an engrossing account of the events of D-Day called “The First Wave: the D-Day Warriors who Led the Way to Victory in World War II” by Alex Kershaw (940.5421 Kershaw).

The second one worth mentioning is “D-Day Girls: the Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II” by Sarah Rose (920 Odette). These extraordinary stories of the courageous women spies who were instrumental leading up to the D-Day invasion are about treachery, courage, planning prison breaks, destroying trains, and even romance.

Last but not least, “D-Day: Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion” by Martin Morgan (940.5421 Morgan) is worth a look. This is from the introduction: “The photographic record is priceless. As the Normandy invasion grows more distant in the mirror of history, the pictures remain with us, almost an uncompromising keepsake to that extraordinary, remarkable event” – John C. McManus.

All of these books can be found on our “new” nonfiction shelf, and if you don’t see them there, be sure to place a hold. For many more books on WW II and D-Day in particular, stop in and browse the shelves in the 940 area. If you need help finding what you are looking for, please ask at the Service Desk and our staff will be happy to help.