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By Anthony Doerr

The epic new novel, set in the course of WW2, from Sunday occasions brief tale Prize-winner Anthony Doerr.
Marie-Laure has been blind because the age of six. Her father builds an ideal miniature in their Paris neighbourhood so she will be able to memorize it via contact and navigate her method domestic. but if the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a deadly secret.
Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour within the related mine that claimed his father's lifestyles, until eventually he discovers a knack for engineering. His expertise wins him a spot at a brutal army academy, yet his method out of obscurity is equipped on suffering.
At an analogous time, far-off in a walled urban via the ocean, an previous guy discovers new worlds with out ever surroundings foot outdoor his domestic. yet throughout him, coming near near possibility closes in.
Doerr's blend of hovering mind's eye and meticulous remark is electrical. As Europe is engulfed by way of conflict and lives collide unpredictably, 'All the sunshine we won't See' is a charming and devastating elegy for innocence.

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The draws had been fortified with bunkers on either side to provide overlapping fields of fire, and the draw entrances were blocked by anti-tank walls, seawalls, anti-tank ditches and other obstructions making the passage of tanks difficult. The assault began badly when US Army Air Force bombers missed their targets by several miles due to cloud cover, leaving the bunkers below unscathed. Although a naval bombardment preceded the landing, its duration was shorter than at other beaches since the timing of the landings was dependent on the tides and the Omaha landings were the earliest.

The configuration was typical of navy batteries. An M262a firedirection bunker was constructed near the cliffs at the forward edge of the battery position to provide clear observation of targets at sea. This bunker had the most modern fire-control system of any of the batteries in this sector. It was electrically powered and fed the aiming data directly from the control bunker to the individual gun casemates. This was a two-story bunker with range-finding and observation equipment, and a target-tracking center located in the lower chamber.

NARA) FOLLOWING PAGE Strongpoint WN62 Strongpoint WN62 was located on the bluffs on the western shoulder of the E-3 Colleville draw. The combat actions by this strongpoint are covered in more detail in the text. The strongpoint was typical of those on Omaha beach. The position was roughly 250m (800ft) in diameter and 12 to 50m (40 to 165ft) in elevation over the beach below. The initial defenses (A) featured a sequence of beach obstructions including Belgian gates, ramps with Teller mines, Czech hedgehogs, stakes and scattered anti-personnel mines.

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