On June 6, 1944, 132,715 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy! Among them, a group of 176 French Green Berets led by one man: Philippe Kieffer. How did this family man with no military experience become the founder and leader of this elite troop, the only French unit to land on June 6? Benjamin Massieu paints a fascinating portrait of this banker turned commando.
This biography was awarded the medal of the Académie de Marine, the "beautiful book" prize of Marine & Océans and the mention of the jury of the literary prize of the Resistance.