D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Paperback)
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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Paperback)

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Reissued, with a new foreword, for the 70th Anniversary. Antony Beevor's D-Day: The Battle for Normandy is the closest you will ever get to war - the taste, the smell, the noise and the fear. The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side. 'Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there...It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement' Giles Foden, Guardian 'No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail' Christopher Silvester, Daily Express Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241968970

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The Beevor treatment does not work quite so well applied to a battle which was fought and intrigued on from so many fronts. The experiences of the US, British/Canadian and French invading forces seem to have been so... More

Hardback edition
27th July 2009
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Military history used to be viewed with disdain but Antony Beevor is one of a small band of historians who have greatly enhanced the prestige of the subject and made the subject much more readily accessible for the... More

Hardback edition
10th August 2009
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Max Hastings's Overlord was an outstanding book, but Beevor's is better at capturing the small, vivid details that bring events alive. I would recommend it to anyone at all interested in the Second World War.

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