Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day (6 June 1944) in the Second World War on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy, with a Pop-Up display of fiction about World War II.
Seven Australian veterans of the D-Day landings are in France for the 70th anniversary of one of history’s most important days.
Read more about it on the SBS website.
The boy in the striped pyjamas, John Boyne
The reader, Bernhard Schlink
Schindler’s list, Thomas Keneally
Once and Then, Morris Gleitzman
Auslander, Paul Dowswell
Pennies for Hitler, Jackie French
Vinnie’s war, David McRobbie
A game with sharpened knives, Neil Belton
The book thief, Markus Zusak
Captain Corelli’s mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
The eagle has landed, Jack Higgins
The English patient, Michael Ondaatje
Postcards from No Man’s Land, Aidan Chambers
You may be interested in looking at ‘D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now’ by Huffington Post.