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Interactive ebook FAQs

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: In Their Own Words is available via the iBookstore from Sunday 1st June. 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.

This free interactive ebook is only available in the UK.

  • iPads - 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
  • Android = 833MB

The video and text content contained within the interactive ebook is also available on this programme website

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 If you’d like to offer feedback, please contact