June 6, 1944. The Allies land in Normandy. Recalling first the build-up to D-Day, this guide goes on to describe the German defenses confronting the assault forces. Then, sector by sector, it gives a lively account of operations on each of the beaches. Each time the units and soldier involved are presented, along with the action taking them to their objectives of the day. This will enable visitors to locate and see all the major D-Day sights with the help of this accurate and lively text backed up with numerous maps and sketches, and present day photographs matched up with some of those taken by war correspondents.