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    DescriptionPublished to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, "The D-Day Companion" book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Operation Overlord saw the Allied Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery pit their wits against Hitler in a bold bid to liberate continental Europe. Featuring a foreword by Major Richard Winters, real-life commander of Easy Company as featured in Stephen E Ambrose's "Band of Brothers", this is a unique and incisive examination of the momentous events that surrounded June 6, 1944. Each chapter of this book focuses on a different aspect of the D-Day landings, from the build-up to the attack to the experiences of the troops on the ground.


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    Title
    The D-Day Companion
    Subtitle
    Leading Historians Explore History's Greatest Amphibious Assault
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jane Penrose, Foreword by Major Richard Winters
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846034541
    ISBN 10: 184603454X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    DC22: 940.542142
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063
    DC22: 940.54/21421
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D756.5.N6 D218 2009
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.), ports.
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    21 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Duncan Anderson, Ronald J Drez, Carlo D'Este, Dr Andrew Gordon, Dr Christina J. M. Goulter, Dr David I. Hall, Professor Russell Hart, Dr Stephen A Hart, Professor Allan R. Millett, Dr Williamson Murray, Professor Samuel J. Newland, Professor Dennis Showalter. Foreword by Major Richard Winters (Ret), Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne.
    Review quote
    "A stellar cast of historians ponders various aspects of 6/6/44 in this classic's new paperback reprint." -World War II Magazine (September 2009) "I have to say that this is one of the best books on the subject I have ever read. I had no idea how fraught with disaster the entire undertaking really was. There were leaders who worked well with each other, those that did a lot of grandstanding, and those who didn't like what was being planned, but carried out orders any way. There was also the underlying need to have this work else there was fear that if it did not and they had to try again, the Russians would end up occupying all of Europe up to the Rhine. Particularly poignant was the last chapter on how these men have been remembered by both those that participated, those who were freed from the clutches of the Nazis and those who defended against the invasion... It all makes for an incredible read and one that every student of history should have on their shelves." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness - www.modelingmadness.com (May 2009)