70th Anniversary of D-Day

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.

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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.

Our books:

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.

 

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