Hear a pretty amazing tale in ‘Six Days’
I have been lucky to read some really good graphic novels recently. Most of them focus on well known heroes and villains. While others choose to look at an important moment in history. Naturally when I heard about Six Days I was hoping I would get to read it. I was able to get a digital copy of this graphic novel and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Six Days here:
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. Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Day’s Lost Chapter is an original graphic novel from DC Vertigo is 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 that survived to tell the tale.
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 would 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 their 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.
I learned all about a pretty amazing story in Six Days. The illustrations did a great job bringing this tale to life. War is always pretty gruesome, and this graphic novels leaves nothing out. This was a really amazing story and although it won’t be for everyone I can see most people enjoying it.