This week marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. As you most likely know, D-Day was when the allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France during WWII.
D-Day cost many brave men their lives, but it allowed the allied forces to gain ground towards winning WWII.
There are so many books on WWII and D-Day that share the stories of the brave men and women who fought during WWII.
WWII is one of our favorite time periods to read about. There is so much to be learned from the courageous men and women who fought during WWII. May we never forget those that gave so much to keep us free.
We have read so many books on WWII. Since this week is the anniversary of D-Day, we wanted to put together a list of our favorite WWII books that at least touch on some of the stories of D-Day and invasion of Normandy France.
If you have a favorite book about WWII or D-Day, please leave a comment letting us know. We love to learn about new books that share interesting parts of history.
Band of Brothes by Stephen E. Ambrose is one of the best known books about D-Day and was the basis for the documentary Band of Brothers. This was one of the first nonfiction books that I read on WWII. I read it after reading Flags of Our Fathers because a friend said I should since I love Flags of Our Fathers so much. Band of Brothers shares the story of a group of ordinary men who came together, trained, and fought during WWII. I am so glad I read it as it encouraged me to read other World War II books set in Europe.
Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen by Jack Womer is the authors very personal story and the own account of fighting as a spearhead of the Screaming Eagles in Normandy, Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. It is very well written. I started this book while traveling and I had trouble putting it down.
Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends shares the story of three paratroopers of the U.S. Army who were among the first members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Thy were involved in high-risk operation during WWII, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden.
This book is the story of a famous Academy Award winning actor who left it all behind to serve his country during WWII. Many people know Jimmy Stewart for the Hollywood movies he starred in, but there is a whole lot more to Jimmy Stewart than most people know. Mission Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe by Robert Matzen shares the life of Jimmy Stewart both in Hollywood and his service during WWII.
I can’t give a review of this book because I haven’t read it, but it is on my TBR list and I am looking forward to reading it. It has great reviews. Some have called this the best narrative nonfiction book about D-Day and the how it changed WWII. I can’t wait to read it. Have you read it yet?