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D-Day : The Battle for Normandy - Antony Beevor

D-Day

The Battle for Normandy

Paperback

Published: 28th September 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The definitive account of the Normandy invasion by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945

From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It 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. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.

The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibious assault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, as did the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts, interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action, and many diaries and letters donated to museums and archives in recent years.

D-Day will surely be hailed as the consummate account of the Normandy invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to the liberation of Paris.

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A well balanced and insightful work

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  • Deeply Informative
  • Well Written

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    Comments about D-Day:

    D Day was an area of military history that I hadn't explored for sometime. Mr Beevor's work on the largest military invasion ever was a compelling narrative, that also provided me a 360° perspective of all the key actors and the impact on the innocent and not so innocent civilians caught amongst and in the aftermath of that mighty and savage battle. A great read.

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    Antony Beevor

    Antony James Beevor, FRSL (born 14 December 1946) is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He studied under the famous military historian John Keegan. Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission. He has published several popular histories on World War II and the 20th century in general. Antony holds an Honorary DLitt from the University of Bath, awarded in 2010, and a honorary doctorate from the University of Kent, awarded in 2004. He is also a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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    ISBN: 9780143118183
    ISBN-10: 0143118188
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 18+ years old
    For Grades: 12
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 608
    Published: 28th September 2010
    Publisher: Alpha Books
    Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0  x 3.4
    Weight (kg): 0.54