Normandy 44: D-Day and the Liberation of Europe

Author(s): James Holland

Military/War | 2019 May New Releases

________________Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents anentirely 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 someradically different conclusions.______________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-Dayand 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._________________ Drawing on unseen archives and testimoniesfrom around the world Introducing a cast of eye-witnessesthat 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 understandingof its true place in the tide of human history


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General Fields

  • : 9781787631281
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Bantam Press
  • : April 2019
  • : 4.5 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Holland
  • : Paperback
  • : May-19
  • : English
  • : 940.542142
  • : 412