The longest Day
A classic military history, now in a fully illustrated and redesigned edition.
First published in 1959, The Longest Day is one of the bestselling military history books of all time, and the inspiration for the legendary 1962 film released by 20th Century Fox. The author, war journalist Cornelius Ryan, pioneered a new style of military history writing based on interviews with more than a thousand battle participants from both sides. From these powerful stories emerges a vivid description of the crucial 24 hours that made up D-Day. This beautifully designed archive edition incorporates 25 original research documents with Ryan’s classic text, all further enhanced by the addition of 120 photographs.