WWII and D-Day: 75 Years

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We remember the bravery and loss of troops across the world on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 


Adrian R. Lewis, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies2 intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.
Call Number: 941.5421 D-Da
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Phil Walker, David Druckenmiller, Jump Cut Productions, 507 PIR Film Project, PBS Home Video
Description: Recounts the history of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment through its remarkable battles in World War II and the inspiring culmination of its story 60 years later. Men from the 507th dropped into Normandy on D-Day and fought with distinction in several crucial engangements including battles at Le Fiere, Chef Du Pont, and Graignes. In the ensuing year, the 507th fought through bitter cold in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the largest airborne assault of the war - Operation Varsity.
Call Number: 940.5421 DDa
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Lou Reda Productions, History Channel (Television network)
Description: Profiles several of World War II's D-Days in the Pacific Theatre.
Call Number: 940.5426 DDa Vol. 1
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Chris Cleave
Description: London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war - until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.
Call Number: LP FIC Cle
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Michael Grant
Description: After a court decision that makes women eligible for service in the fight against the Nazis, three young women volunteer to serve their country, unaware that their decisions will take them to the front lines of the conflict.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Shirley Hughes, Simon Vance
Description: Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans-- covert members of the anti-Nazi movement-- thrilling quickly becomes dangerous as Paolo and his family are thrust into a terrifying and impossible situation. Finally at the center of the action, Paolo must figure out once and for all whether he has what it takes to truly be a hero.
Call Number: J FIC Hug
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Bob Crane, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Harry Turtledove
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Susan Elia MacNeal
Description: After German Luftwaffe bomb London, Maggie Hope--trained in math and code breaking, but only able to find a job as Winston Churchill's secretary--uses the access her position demands to try to unravel an assassinate plot.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Elizabeth Wein, Sasha Pick, Brilliance Audio (Firm), Bolinda Audio (Firm)
Description: When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
Call Number: YA FIC Wei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Ruta Sepetys
Description: "As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sep
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodat, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
Description: Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
John C. McManus
Call Number: 940.5421 McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
James R Benn
Description: "When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner, Lieutenant Piotr 'Kaz' Kazimierz, are assigned to investigate. The Devonshire beach is the home to Operation Tiger, the top-secret rehearsal for the approaching D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the area is restricted; no one seems to know where the corpse could have come from. Kaz's old school chum David lives close by and has agreed to host the two men during their investigation. Glad for a distraction from his duties, Billy settles into life at David's family's fancy manor, Ashcroft, and makes it his mission to get to know its intriguing cast of characters"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Daniel Silva
Description: A World War II spy novel about a beautiful Nazi secret agent and her pursuer, a former history professor turned spy catcher. The setting is England, the time just before the D-Day landings.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Giles Foden
Description: "The D-day landings - the fate of 2.5 million men, 3000 landing craft and the entire future of Europe depends on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? And what is the relationship between predictability and turbulence, one of the last great mysteries of modern physics? Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this - but he is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets. Henry Meadows, a young maths prodigy from the Met Office, is sent to Scotland to discover Ryman'-s system and apply it to the Normandy landings. But turbulence proves more elusive than anyone could have imagined and events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Fod
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Patricia Demuth, David Grayson Kenyon
Description: "In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of 7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D-Day, as the invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Discover how it was planned and carried out and how it overwhelmed the Germans who had been tricked into thinking the attack would take place elsewhere. D-Day was a major turning point in World War II and hailed as one of the greatest military attacks of all time." --Provided by Amazon.
Call Number: J 940.53 Dem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Linda Sue Park
Description: With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
Call Number: YA FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Carlo Molinari
Description: Examines the historical events that the Magic Tree House book "World at War, 1944" is based on, discussing the causes of the war and D-Day and providing photographs and illustrations.
Call Number: J 940.53 Osb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Thomas Childers, Teaching Company
Description: Course examines World War II, its causes and costs.
Call Number: KIT 940.54 Chi
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
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D-Day's Sunken Secrets [DVD]
Adrian R. Lewis, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
941.5421 D-Da
Salt To The Sea: A Novel
Ruta Sepetys
YA FIC Sep
D-Day: Down To Earth: Return Of The 507th [DVD]
Phil Walker, David Druckenmiller, Jump Cut Productions, 507 PIR Film Project, PBS Home Video
940.5421 DDa
Saving Private Ryan [DVD]
Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodat, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
Action
D-Days In The Pacific: The Path To Victory Volume 1: From Guadalcanal To Okinawa [DVD]
Lou Reda Productions, History Channel (Television network)
940.5426 DDa Vol. 1
The Dead And Those About To Die: D-Day: The Big Red One At Omaha Beach
John C. McManus
940.5421 McM
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven [Large Print]
Chris Cleave
LP FIC Cle
The Rest Is Silence
James R Benn
FIC Ben
Front Lines
Michael Grant
YA FIC Gra
The Unlikely Spy
Daniel Silva
FIC Sil
Hero On A Bicycle [Audiobook]
Shirley Hughes, Simon Vance
J FIC Hug
Turbulence
Giles Foden
FIC Fod
Hogan's Heroes, The Complete Third Season. Discs 1 & 2 [DVD]
Bob Crane, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
Comedy
What Was D-Day?
Patricia Demuth, David Grayson Kenyon
J 940.53 Dem
In The Presence Of Mine Enemies
Harry Turtledove
FIC Tur
When My Name Was Keoko
Linda Sue Park
YA FIC Par
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Novel
Susan Elia MacNeal
FIC Mac
World War II
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Carlo Molinari
J 940.53 Osb
Rose Under Fire [Audiobook]
Elizabeth Wein, Sasha Pick, Brilliance Audio (Firm), Bolinda Audio (Firm)
YA FIC Wei
World War II: A Military And Social History [Kit]
Thomas Childers, Teaching Company
KIT 940.54 Chi