THE FIFTY-TWO DAYS by W.W. Cheplin

THE FIFTY-TWO DAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From D Day to D Day plus , this is the story of the invasion via broadcast and the author's experiences as he west on D Day plus in a LST, to on injured broadcaster. This NC reporter tells of England and the first news of the , of his own trip and what he saw, and heard, and did..., of the mobile , J (J Sugar een) and the part it played in relaying the news to the U.S. With a background of years of war reporting, he follows the pattern of the led the turns as he saw them, was censored but got good -- as well as bad -- news over the mike. He managed to broadcast from Cherbourg before it was in Allied hands, saw the surge of victory before the taking of St. Le. This is a day by of the ""ard, dark"" period of the invasion, a spotting of the importance of civili reported in terms of civilian understanding, which is filled with the stories of the boys, of the people of Normandy, of rumors and legendary incidents. It is made up of actual broadcasts, news reports, other correspondents' ts and military releases, together with the personal experiences of the author. Net definitive, but filling in background given in other books.

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 1944
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill