Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944

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Pan Macmillan, May 1, 2010 - Operation Overlord - 464 pages
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The famous D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, Max Hastings’ acclaimed account overturns many traditional legends in this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle for Normandy.

‘A masterly book, rich in insight, shrewd and weighty in judgement…Max Hastings stands in the first rank of writers on modern war’ Financial Times

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User Review  - Steve Markham - Goodreads

I find it hard to review books like this one but found it easy to read and it added to the knowledge I already have on the subject. Read full review

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War is a mess, people make mistakes, horrible things happen, the side with the most stuff wins, no matter who has the best weapons, strategy, or soldiers. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Max Hastings, author of over twenty books, was born in 1945. He was a scholar at Charterhouse and University College, Oxford, before working as foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television, reporting from over fifty countries. He was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, and then for six years edited the Evening Standard. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly for his dispatches from the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002.

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