In association with the Imperial War Museum, this collection of personal histories marks the 60th anniversary of D-day on June 6th 2004. That day in 1944 saw the greatest combined military operation of all time and subsequently D-day has become known as the single most crucial watershed of the last century. of personal narratives of the men and women who were part of this extraordinary moment in history. The book includes a range of experiences from civilians as well as all ranks from air, land and naval services reflecting the fact that this was acombined operation and not simply a land invasion as it is often portrayed. Significantly, these fascinating accounts, many sourced from Bowman's extensive contacts with international veterans associations, have been found from all the major nations that took part on the day to authentically represent the combined accomplishment of services and nations. both anchor the stories to the chronological history of the day and bring the events to life.