Culture & Criticism Since 2003
This volume has been adapted for the young reader from The Guns At Last Night, and it serves as a compelling reportage of June 6, 1944 – the day that sparked western Europe’s ultimate liberation from the Nazi regime. D-Day is widely regarded as the event that defines World War II – an array of terrestrial and aquatic strikes were used to overcome the formidable German forces and take control of the war. In turn, Atkinson has created a book that summarizes this watershed day with vibrant insight, drawing the reader in by capturing the undercurrent of what was happening globally at the time. As Atkinson takes his reader to the threshold of the Normandy Invasion, they come to understand that the timing of the attack was vital: If Normandy didn’t happen when it happened, then the outcome of the war might have been drastically different. Read by Jason Culp; his voice devours the moment and rivets the listener to his chair.