Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944

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Pan, 1999 - Operation Overlord - 462 pages
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The classic account of the D-Day Landings by one of Britain`s greatest historians The famous D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944 marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Max Hastings has overturned many traditional legends to write this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors on both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle for Normandy. - World War II and the D-Day landings continue to hold the highest profiles in military history

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User Review  - Stewart Black - Goodreads

Typically exhaustive, thoroughly readable Hastings manages to zoom into the minute details of the soldier on the ground then pans back to view the battle from the general's lofty perspective while ... Read full review

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User Review  - The F7 Pawn - Goodreads

I remember finishing this in OCS. Vaguely anti-American, but Hastings writes well and captures the subject matter superbly. Read full review

About the author (1999)

British journalist, editor, and historian Max Hastings was born on December 28, 1945. He was a foreign correspondent for BBC television and London's Evening Standard, for which he later served as editor from 1996 to 2001. Hastings also worked as editor and editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph. In addition to presenting BBC historical documentaries and writing numerous books of military history, Hastings has contributed to publications including the Daily Mail, The Guardian, and the New York Review of Books. He received the nonfiction Somerset Maugham Award for Bomber Command, as well as the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize for both Overlord and The Battle for the Falklands. His title Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. Hastings was knighted in 2002, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and from 2002-2007 was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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