Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day by Cornelius Ryan

I have an upcoming trip to France, and one of the places I'll visit is Normandy. In preparation for the D-Day tour I've signed up for, I wanted to learn more about just what happened on June 6, 1944.

On Amazon, this book was the highest ranked book about D-Day, so I picked it up. It covers 24 hours and what was going on for both sides.

Wow, this book had me thinking about D-Day all week. Riveting, informative, fascinating, and sobering. And, very readable.

I learned a ton of new things, and I am even more excited about visiting Normandy than I was when I signed up for the tour. In fact, I am inspired to read some more about D-Day and about WWII in preparation for my trip.

Recommended if you're interested in WWII, or even if you're just up for learning something new.


Emily Gee-Clark said...

I learned so much about WWII from watching Band of Brothers. I know you love to read but maybe you will consider the cinema. Or maybe you've already seen it?

Elaine said...

I was able to watch the very first episode when they were still training. But once I got to the second episode and they started jumping out of the planes, I couldn't watch anymore. Clement and Roger watched all of Band of Brothers together though.