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SIX DAYS The Incredible Story of D-Days Lost Chapter

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SIX DAYS The Incredible Story of D-Days Lost Chapter

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Highly Recommended. By Robert Venditti and Kevin Maurer. Art by Andrea Mutti. June 1944. World War II. D-Day. 182 members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside--a full eighteen miles southeast of their intended target. An original graphic novel from DC/Vertigo, the true story of a World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France for six days and the people survived to tell the tale, and those who didn't. The author's uncle was in the battle, so this is a personal, intimate look at the unit parachuting in, digging in, getting food and aid from the French townspeople, and the eventual battle against overwhelming odds, since they were far behind German lines.

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June 1944. World War II. D-Day. 182 members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside--a full eighteen miles southeast of their intended target. An original graphic novel from DC/Vertigo, the true story of a World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France for six days and the people survived to tell the tale, and those who didn't. The author's uncle was in the battle, so this is a personal, intimate look at the unit parachuting in, digging in, getting food and aid from the French townspeople, and the eventual battle against overwhelming odds, since they were far behind German lines.

In the worst mis-drop of the D-Day campaign, a group of soldiers are rattled to find themselves even deeper behind enemy lines than anyone had intended. Miraculously, the citizens of Graignes vote to feed and shelter the soldiers, knowing that the decision could bring them terrible punishment if their efforts were discovered by the Germans. That day of reckoning comes faster than anyone could expect.

As a small German militia passes through, the world's war comes to this remote town in the countryside and for the the next six days, the small band of American paratroopers and French citizens must fight for their lives to hold back 2,000 enemy combatants.

Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Day's Lost Chapter is a true story of survival, loyalty, the brutality of war and a triumph of the human spirit so rarely brought to the comics form. Writers Kevin Maurer (#1 New York Times bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden) and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern)--whose uncle fought in the Battle of Graignes and is a key character in the tale--completed exhaustive archival research in preparation this untold story from World War II.

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Item Code SIXDH
Publisher DC Vertigo
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781401290719
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 148pg
Color Full Color
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