The First Wave : The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II Hardback
by Alex Kershaw
Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows ten men attempting to carry out D-Day's most critical missions.
Their actions would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe.
The ten make a charismatic, unforgettable cast. They include the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the only British soldier that day to earn a Victoria's Cross; the Canadian brothers who led their decimated troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; the colonel who faced the powerful 150mm guns of the Merville Battery; as well as a French commando who helped destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 464 pages, 16 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Publication Date: 23/05/2019
- Category: Second World War
- ISBN: 9780451490056