Normandy: The Landings to the Liberation of Paris (Paperback)
  • Normandy: The Landings to the Liberation of Paris (Paperback)
zoom

Normandy: The Landings to the Liberation of Paris (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£17.95
Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 07/05/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Allied landings on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have assumed legendary status in the annals of World War II. But in overly romanticizing D-day, Olivier Wieviorka argues, we have lost sight of the full picture. Normandy offers a balanced, complete account that reveals the successes and weaknesses of the titanic enterprise. In addition to describing the landings with precision and drama, Wieviorka covers the planning and diplomatic background, Allied relationships, German defensive preparations, morale of the armies, economics and logistics, political and military leaders, and civilians' and soldiers' experience of the fighting. Surprisingly, the landing itself was not the slaughter the general staff expected. The greater battle for Normandy-waged on farmland whose infamous hedgerows, the bocage, created formidable obstacles-took a severe toll not only in lives lost, but on the survivors who experienced this grueling ordeal. D-day, Wieviorka notes, was a striking accomplishment, but it was war, violent and cruel. Errors, desertions, rivalries, psychological trauma, self-serving motives, thefts, and rapes were all part of the story. Rather than diminishing the Allied achievement, this candid book underscores the price of victory and acknowledges the British, American, and Canadian soldiers who dashed onto the Normandy beaches not as demigods, but as young men.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674047471
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Natives
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Written in History
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
God
Added to basket
God
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Humans
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Square and the Tower
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Golden Thread
Added to basket
Endeavour
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.00
Hardback
Belonging
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Queens of the Conquest
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Living with the Gods
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
Beneath Another Sky
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.