OVERLORD

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 6, 1984 - Normandy (France) - 368 pages
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Describes the military effort by which the Allies regained the continent of Europe in World War II.

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Hastings wrote, " The German army was the most outstanding fighting force of WW2 and could only be defeated under the most overwhelmingly favourite conditions." Overlord is such a complex topic but ... Read full review

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Another excellent book on the battle for Normandy. Hastings manages to weave together the perspectives of regular soldiers as well as the generals, and gives an excellent sense of the battle. He is ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
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The BuildUp of Allied Forces endpapers
58
The Landings 82
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About the author (1984)

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. 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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