This is the story of D-Day as seen through the eyes of the people who were there - from soldiers, French villagers and journalists, to schoolchildren and nurses, who found themselves placed in often extraordinary situations on that historic day in June 1944.
"D-Day minute by terrifying minute: Studded with extraordinary detail, it's the most joltingly vivid account ever written of the day the Allies gambled everything." --Daily Mail "The chaos, the horror and the bravery of the battlefield are all here... By bringing the event to life and showing the effect on those caught up in it, Mayo once again reminds us major moments in history are made up of myriad individual, personal stories." --Daily Express "An engrossing work... An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day." --Kirkus Reviews US "Awesome... a completely comprehensive examination, an incredible amount of detail, a pleasure to read and learn from." --The Avid Reader "This is an outstanding book and should be required reading in High School history classes." --Battles and Book Reviews
Jonathan Mayo joined the BBC in 1987, first working in radio and then television, where he won awards for his documentaries. In 2012 he became a freelance producer, director and writer. He is the author of three Minute by Minute books, including 'The Assassination of JFK' (Short Books, 2013) and 'Hitler's Last Day' (2015, co-authored by Emma Craigie). He lives in Surrey with his wife and son.