Normandy ’44

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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. 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. In this re-examined history, James Holland presents a broader overview, one that challenges much of what we think we know about D-Day and the Normandy campaign.

Weight0.971 kg
Dimensions24 × 16.2 × 4.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

lx, 649 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.5421421 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

SKU: 9781787631274 Category: Tags: ,

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‘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.
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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.

‘A devastating new account..Holland knows his stuff when it comes to military matters. The reader is in safe hands navigating each aspect of this complex campaign’ Daily Mail, Book of the Week
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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

Additional information

Weight0.971 kg
Dimensions24 × 16.2 × 4.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

lx, 649 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.5421421 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K