Two sides of the beach: the invasion and defence of Europe in 1944
This is the story of D-Day and the invasion of Europe as seen by both the attacking and defending forces. It includes comments and descriptions from a wide range of Allied and German forces.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Although one might think that from the title of this book, the main focus would be on the events of 6 June, 1944. That action however is only covered for less than a quarter of the books length, the remainder dedicated to subsequent operations up to Falaise. It is this aspect that I found the most disappointing. I can understand focus on the campaign for and about Caen since that was an horrific and brutal exercise, but it seems to me that actual invasion involving Commonwealth forces is being given short shrift. The interviews were quite well-balanced and grouped effectively. It was also quite astounding to read of malingerers and deserters. I think the author was effective in getting across the feel of the actions following D-Day, but the title of the book is quite misleading.
Review: Two Sides Of The Beach: The Invasion And Defense Of Europe In 1944User Review - 'Aussie Rick' - Goodreads
Edmund Blandford's book, Two Sides of the Beach offers the reader an interesting insight into the British and German soldiers who were involved in the attack and defence of the Normandy beaches in ... Read full review