D-Day Ships: The Allied Invasion Fleet, June 1944
A rare account of the Allied forces' naval involvement, this heavily illustrated book looks at the D-Day landings from the perspective of the development of amphibious operations throughout World War II. It explores strategic and tactical planning, the channel voyage, Mulberry Harbour, the "great storm", and more.
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