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Posted on Jun 1, 2011 in Books and Movies

‘D-Day: The Battle for Normandy’ Published as e-Book with Enhanced Features

By Armchair General

In January 2011 Rick Baillergeon, co-author of the continuing Tactics 101 series on ArmchairGeneral.com, reviewed Anthony Beevor’s book D-Day: The Battle for Normandy.

The review includes the statement, "Beevor concisely delivers far more than the title promises."

We’ve just learned that a new, enhanced e-book edition will be published on June 2, 2011, just prior to the anniversary of the D-Day landings, that will expand upon the original print edition to deliver even more to readers. The media release we received says the nifty new features include:

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  • Video introduction by NBC News’ David Gregory, moderator of Meet the Press.
  • Rarely seen video from the NBC News Archive, including original NBC and Universal newsreels
  • Original NBC Radio broadcasts announcing the D-Day invasion
  • Rare color footage shot by journalist Jack Lieb, who worked for the newsreel company News of the Day and shot footage from D-Day to the liberation of Paris. 25 years later, he recorded this narration, giving a uniquely personal view of the war.
  • All the maps included in the original book
  • Unique videos of the Allied commanders, paratroopers suiting up and jumping, Allied troops landing on the Normandy beaches, firefights in the deadly bocage hedgerows and through bombed-out towns, Allied bombing runs, the liberation of Paris and much more.
  • Embedded video within the text gives  readers a seamless reading and viewing experience

Here’s a link where you can view a trailer for the new e-book.
 

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