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Publisher's Summary

The story of the greatest invasion in history, as told by a master military engineer.

Thousands of men desperately struggling through the surf, blood spilling into the sea and mud, bullets whizzing by their ears - this is the Far Shore of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Here, we see D-Day through the eyes of an experienced engineer, brought out of a brief retirement to help make this invasion and eventual Allied victory possible: Rear Admiral Edward Ellsberg.

The final book in Ellsberg's World War II trilogy, The Far Shore takes the listener right up to the front lines. In Under the Red Sea Sun and No Banners, No Bugles, Rear Admiral Ellsberg cleaned up impressive wrecks in the Red Sea and North Africa. He answers the call to action despite his advancing age and failing heart, to once again do the impossible. Ellsberg is tasked with floating the artificial harbors that are key to Operation Overlord.

Ellsberg, a celebrated writer in addition to his gifts as a naval engineer, pulls no punches in this firsthand account of the preparations and bravery necessary to win on D-day.

©1960 Edward Ellsberg and Lucy Buck Ellsberg (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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The story of the Mulberry and this the best description

If. the battle for France thatI have readThank you Admiral Ellsberg! for your excellent prose!

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A classic

This is an excellent book. I have read it several times over the years. Great technical descriptions.

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Best description of D-Day I have ever read.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The entire book is interesting, but the angle of Mulberry was unique.

What did you like best about this story?

The vivid description of what the troops experienced on Omaha Beach was the best I have ever read anywhere.

What about John McLain’s performance did you like?

A great voice for a narrator. Easy to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mulberry