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The Resource The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw, (sound recording)

The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw, (sound recording)

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The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
Title
The first wave
Title remainder
the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kershaw
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the British airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day"--
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Kershaw, Alex
Dewey number
940.54/21421
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Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Michael
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Michael, Paul
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  • Allied Powers (1919- )
  • Allied Powers (1919- )
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Commando troops
  • Armed Forces
  • Commando troops
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • France
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Label
The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086266011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984841391
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA8298
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1086266011
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II, Alex Kershaw, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1086266011
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984841391
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA8298
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1086266011
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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