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D-Day : The Battle for Normandy

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 35mm | 509g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. maps, photos on plates
  • 0241968976
  • 9780241968970
  • 37,908

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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 Expressshow more

About Antony Beevor

Anthony Beevor was educated at Winchester and Sandhurst. A regular officer in the 11th Hussars, he served in Germany and England. He has published several novels, and his works of non-fiction include The Spanish Civil War; Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, which won the 1993 Runciman Award; Stalingrad; Berlin: The Downfall, 1945; D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, which won the 2010 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature; and Ardennes 1944. With his wife, Artemis Cooper, he wrote Paris after the Liberation: 1944-1949. Stalingrad was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize in 1999. Berlin: The Downfall, 1945 was also a number-one bestseller and has been translated into twenty-four languages. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received four honorary doctorates and a fellowship from King's College London and is a visiting professor at the University of Kent. He has received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, the Medlicott Medal for services to history, was made Commander of the Order of the Crown by the Belgian Government, and is and a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. Beevor was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours for services in support of Armed Forces Professional Development.show more

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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 Guardianshow more

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