Posted on 06/06/2019 at 09:27 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
On this date in 1944, over 160,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy, France, to fight for a foothold on the European continent.
More than 9,000 of those soldiers never made it home, but the mission — now known as D-Day — achieved its goal: open the doors for the eventual defeat of the Nazis.
To mark the 75th anniversary of that critical battle, we've rounded up a series of book lists, plus a standalone piece about author J.D. Salinger's service during D-Day.
From Vanity Fair: Holden Caulfield’s goddam war
From BookRiot: 4 of the best books about D-Day
From CrimeReads: The five best books about D-Day
From the Smithsonian: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day
From Goodreads: Best D-Day books
D-Day Historian also has a lengthy list, broken down by subtopic, of books about D-Day.
Categories: Today in Books