On 6 June 1944 the largest amphibious invasion the world had ever known was launched against Hitler’s ‘Fortress Europe.’ For many of the men who dropped from the sky or stormed the beaches, it was their first time in combat. For others, it was time to take revenge, time to settle old scores, time to take care of unfinished business.
Over the years, D-Day has provided the backdrop to many epic Commando tales and this collection, published to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the historic event, represents the elite of Commando’s D-Day adventures.
While the Royal Navy and the RAF played their vital roles at sea and in the air, Fight Or Die! concentrates on the men on the ground, battling for their lives whether they arrived via glider or parachute as in ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’ and ‘D-Day Drop’; whether they made a more furtive, but equally deadly, approach as in ‘Ambush at Dawn’ and ‘Wolf Pack’; or whether they took the most direct route, charging ashore as in ‘Operation Bulldog’ and ‘Man of Iron’.
Reproduced 25 percent larger than in their original form, these stories take you right into the Normandy beaches, but just because you can feel the sand beneath your feet and hear the waves lapping on the shore, don’t think that you’re in for a lazy day by the seaside – D-Day was no picnic!
Mild crease at spine, light rubbing at edges. Book is clean and sound and in good condition.