D-Day's Last Heroes: In Their Own Words

Veterans of D-Day give their accounts of one of the single greatest military operations the world has ever seen. This updated 70th anniversary edition contains compelling interviews with some of the remaining survivors, with film and BBC radio archive from D-Day itself.

  • Google users can download the app from the Play store.

FAQs about the interactive book trial

To coincide with the television broadcast, the BBC has published a free interactive ebook featuring extra unseen and uncut interviews with some of the final remaining survivors of D-Day. D-Day’s Last Heroes. This interactive ebook is a downloadable format containing over 40 videos and text that is being trialled by the BBC as a new way of presenting content.

An interactive multimedia digital book designed to be viewed in this instance on Android Tablets, Apple iPads, and Kindle Fire HD tablets and it can also be viewed on Mac computers with OS X Mavericks.

  • Google users can download the app from the Play store.

This free interactive ebook is only available in the UK.

  • Apple iPad and desktop - To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later. If syncing via iTunes desktop application version 11.1.3 or later is required.

  • Kindle Fire HD tablets - To view this book, you must have a KIndle Fire HD tablet or up, running Android 4.0 and up.

  • Android Tablets – To view this book, you must have Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up

  • iPad = 878 MB

  • Kindle = 833.3MB (requires 1.7GB of free storage on your device for download)

  • Android = 833MB (requires 1.7GB of free storage on your device for download)

The video and text content contained within the interactive ebook is also available on this programme website http://bbc.co.uk/dday.

The purpose of the trial is to explore the potential of different platforms for delivering additional content to our audiences. The D-Day interactive ebook is available only on iPad because the software publishing tool used can only publish to this device. All content in the ebook is also available on bbc.co.uk. If you’d like to offer feedback, please contact ddayfeedback@bbc.co.uk.

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