Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The Second World War
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2015
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From the No. 1 bestselling historian Max Hastings comes 'a masterly book, rich in insight, shrewd and weighty in judgement' Financial TimesOn June 6, 1944 – D-Day – British, Canadian and American troops staged the greatest amphibious landing in history. It was the start of Operation Overlord, the battle to take Normandy from the Third Reich. Over ten gruelling weeks, the Allies fought the entrenched German army, some infantry units suffering an almost 100 per cent casualty rate.In Overlord, acclaimed historian Max Hastings has drawn on eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, to write a gripping and authoritative account of the devastating fighting that paved the way for the liberation of north-west Europe.'A book which combines serious historical and critical comment with brilliant reportage. He brings both the arguments between higher commanders and the fighting on the battlefield itself to life more vividly than previous books' Times Literary Supplement

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781447288732
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 37 mm

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