D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

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Penguin, Oct 13, 2009 - History - 608 pages
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"Glorious, horrifying...D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."—Time

Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books 


Renowned historian Antony Beevor, the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian) presents the first major account in more than twenty years of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris. This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action. D-Day is the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris's liberation.


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User Review  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

Excellently written book by an excellent author. Spends equal time on the British, Canadian, French, German and US forces but also involves the various political attitudes behind them all and how they ... Read full review

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User Review  - aadyer - LibraryThing

An excellent overview. Not exhaustative but excellent none the less. MOntgomery doesn't come out of this well, and the Americans clearly did very well. It was shocking to hear some of the British ... Read full review

Contents

The Battle of the Bocage
Caen and the Hill of Calvary
The Final Battle for SaintLô
Operation Goodwood
The Plot against Hitler
Operation Cobra Breakthrough
Operation Cobra Breakout
Brittany and Operation Bluecoat

The Armada Crosses
Omaha
Utah and the Airborne
Gold and Juno
Sword
Securing the Beachheads
Failure at Caen
VillersBocage
The Americans on the Cotentin Peninsula
Operation Epsom
The Mortain Counterattack
Operation Totalize
The Hammer and Anvil
The Killing Ground of the Falaise Pocket
The Paris Uprising and the Race for the Seine
The Liberation of Paris
Aftermath
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Antony Beevor is the bestselling author of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy,which received the Royal United Services’ Institute Westminster Medal; The Battle for Spain, which received the La Vanguardia Prize; Paris After the Liberation 1944–1949; Stalingrad, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; and The Fall of Berlin 1945, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award. He is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Beevor lives in England.

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