Operation Overlord was a watershed in the history of World War Two. 55 years on, owning to their strategic importance, theNormandy landings continue to attract numerous historians. No landing had ever been attempted on such a scale before. Every component of the Allied armies took part in this operation, which was the springboard for the liberation of France and the rest of Europe.
Neglected by historians, the American glider pilots played a significant role in the overall success of Operation Neptune, the assault phase of Overlord. They were not always regarded as being proper pilots, and nothing was written about their military career. From being called up in the United States to the fighting in Normandy, this book calls upon documents and eyewitness accounts to recount the commitment of these men who used the glider as a military vehicle to transport troops onto the fiel of battle.
Bilingual English / French, 144 pages , 250 photos and documents.