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D-Day: The Story of Andy Pope is a My Story book written by Bryan Perrett. It was first published by Scholastic UK in June 2004. It has been reissued three times with brand new cover designs. The latest reissue was released in October 2020. D-Day is also included in the compilation book, War Stories.

Dedication[]

"To Nathan and Niall"

Book description[]

"6 June 1944
As I made my way forward I wondered whether the landing craft's interior would be swept by machine gun fire when the ramp went down. "We've come in too far to the right!" I heard myself shouting, "Bear left as soon as we're ashore and run like hell!" The men, their faces set, nodded dumbly. There was a screech of tortured metal as we scraped past one of the obstacles. I was horrified to see that a large explosive charge was attached to it. To my intense relief, the charge did not detonate, but I had no time to reflect on the subject as the craft slithered to a standstill on the sand and the ramp went down.
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"It's 1944 when Lieutenant Andy Pope takes part in the D-Day landings, crossing the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy. Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack until, as the only unwounded officer left, Andy finds himself in command and fighting for survival..."

"It's 1944, and Andy Pope's platoon is crossing the English Channel to reach the beaches of Normandy. This is D-Day—the biggest invasion in history.
Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack until, as the only officer left unwounded, he finds himself in command and fighting for survival.
"

""You're in command now, sir." said Sergeant Brumby in a matter-of-fact voice"
It's 1944 when Lieutenant Andy Pope takes part in the D-Day landings, crossing the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy. Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack. When he finds himself the only unwounded officer left, will he be able to do what it takes to command his men and fight for survival?
"

""I had the sickening feeling that somehow I had made a terrible mistake..."
It's 1944 when Lieutenant Andy Pope takes part in the D-Day landings, crossing the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy. Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack.
When he finds himself the only unwounded officer left, will he be able to do what it takes to command his men and fight for survival?
"

Plot[]

Epilogue[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of D-Day characters

Author[]

Main article: Bryan Perrett

Editions[]

Notes[]

  • The portrait on the cover is a detail of a photograph licensed from the Imperial War Museum. The background is a detail from James Mapham's 1944 photograph depicting British soldiers during the invasion of Normandy.[10][11]
  • The cover of the second My Story reprint was illustrated by Richard Jones.
  • Sam R. Kennedy illustrated the cover of the third edition.
  • The cover of the fourth edition is a photograph taken by Stephen Mulcahey.
  • The cover of the fifth edition of D-Day was illustrated by Euan Cook.[12]

References[]

See also[]


My Story
Original

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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