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Normandy `44

D-Day and the Battle for France

James Holland


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ISBN: 9781787631281
Published: May 2019

Price: $35.00

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Condition: New

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Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history. Unflinchingly examining the brutality and violence that characterised the campaign, it's time to draw some radically different conclusions.
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D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge.

In this reexamined history, James Holland presents a broader overview, one that challenges much of what we think we know about D-Day and the Normandy campaign. The sheer size and scale of the Allies' war machine ultimately dominates the strategic, operational and tactical limitations of the German forces.

This was a brutal campaign. In terms of daily casualties, the numbers were worse than for any one battle during the First World War.

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Drawing on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world

Introducing a cast of eye-witnesses that includes foot soldiers, tank men, fighter pilots and bomber crews, sailors, civilians, resistance fighters and those directing the action

An epic telling that will profoundly recalibrate our understanding of its true place in the tide of human history

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781787631281
  • Published: May 2019
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Width (mm): 153
  • Height (mm): 234
  • Depth (mm): 40
  • Weight (g): 823

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