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    DescriptionThis is reissued, with a new foreword, for the 70th Anniversary. Antony Beevor's D-Day: The Battle for Normandy is the closest you will ever get to war - the taste, the smell, the noise and the fear. The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side. "Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there...It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement". (Giles Foden, Guardian). "No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail". (Christopher Silvester, Daily Express). Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.


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    Title
    D-Day
    Subtitle
    The Battle for Normandy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antony Beevor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 509 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241968970
    ISBN 10: 0241968976
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000, HIS027100, HIS037070
    Libri: WELT3060, WELT3030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 940.542142
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWLF
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.
    Review quote
    As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there... It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement -- Giles Foden Guardian No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail -- Christopher Silvester Daily Express