Six Days: The Incredible True Story of D-Day's Lost Chapter
Intended for mature audiences
June, 1944. One hundred eighty-two members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside-a full 18 miles southeast of their target. This is the true story of an obscure World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France, for six days, and the men who survived to tell the tale. In the worst misdrop of the D-Day campaign, a group of soldiers are rattled to find themselves deeper behind enemy lines than anyone had intended. Miraculously, the citizens of Graignes feed and shelter the soldiers, knowing that this action will bring them terrible punishment if their efforts are discovered by the Germans. That day of reckoning comes faster than anyone could expect. Six Days is a true story of survival, loyalty, the brutality of war, and a triumph of the human spirit so rarely brought to the comics form. Writers Kevin Maurer (the #1 New York Times bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden) and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) completed comprehensive archival research in preparation for this untold story of World War II.