D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

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By (author) Antony Beevor

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  • Publisher: VIKING
  • Format: Hardback | 632 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 41mm | 851g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 067088703X
  • ISBN 13: 9780670887033
  • Illustrations note: 40 black and white
  • Sales rank: 14,881

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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. The war in northern France marked not just a generation but the whole of the post-war world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Making use of overlooked and new material from over thirty archives in half a dozen countries, "D-Day" is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin, Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.

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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.