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This is an auction for TEN DAYS TO D-DAY: COUNTDOWN TO THE LIBERATION OF EUROPE by David Stafford.

“Stafford does an excellent job of re-creating the tensions and anticipations of those who were preparing to fight on D-Day, and the stakes involved for (and often desperate movements of) non-military people on the ground in Europe. Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler and De Gaulle are here, along with Canadian rifleman Glenn Dickin; Norwegian resister Peter Moen; French resister Sonia d'Artois; double agent Juan Pujol; Albert Grunberg, who was Jewish and in hiding in Paris; and myriad Americans.”
- Publishers Weekly (US)

“Stafford's coverage of the ten days preceding D-Day considers a number of viewpoints, including those of such leaders as Eisenhower, Churchill, Rommel, and Hitler. Less prominent figures whose perspectives also appear include a codebreaking Wren (i.e. a member of the British Women's Royal Naval Service), a French Jew hiding out in Paris, a Norwegian resistance fighter whom the Germans had already caught, and a young Canadian soldier facing his first and, it turned out, last battle. More than most other books on D-Day, Stafford's points out that, from the vantage of 60 years, the suspense preceding D-Day is hard for us to fully understand, and the additional fact that, even at the time, most people involved realized they were caught up in an epic historical movement.”
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2003.

366 pages.

16 pages of photographs.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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