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 FairHolden Caulfield’s goddam war

From BookRiot: 4 of the best books about D-Day

From CrimeReadsThe five best books about D-Day

From the SmithsonianCommemorating 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

Tagged As: Book lists, History

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