Normandy ‘44

Normandy ‘44: D-Day and the Battle for France

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The Second World War
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2020
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Normandy ‘44
Excellent account
The battle in Normandy was a brutal affair. James Holland follows the whole campaign to the end of August. It is Incredibly well researched! With plenty... READ MORE
Keith  Holmes


'A devastating new account..Holland knows his stuff when it comes to military matters' Daily Mail, Book of the Week
'A superb account of the invasion that deserves immense praise. To convey the human drama of Normandy requires great knowledge and sensitivity. Holland has both in spades' The Times

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.

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.

Drawing on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world and introducing a cast of eye-witnesses including foot soldiers, tank men, fighter pilots and more, James Holland's epic telling profoundly recalibrates our understanding of its true place in the tide of human history.

The new, sweeping World War II book from James Holland, THE SAVAGE STORM, is available now.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552176118
  • Number of pages: 864
  • Weight: 599g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 37 mm

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Normandy ‘44
Best one yet!
I have been a fan of James Holland for a long time, both for his books and his television work. This is by far the most supervisor account of the Normandy... READ MORE
Adam Burt
Normandy ‘44
A good read for any history buff
Again this book was bought for my husband who is an avid reader of books regarding the history of wars. He has thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend fo... READ MORE
Ginette Baxter
Normandy ‘44
Not great
Not a bad book but lots about the mention of a lot of british regiments of the third division that landed on sword beach. My great uncle lande... READ MORE
Simon Johnston