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Normandy '44 : D-Day and the battle for France : a new history / James Holland.

Normandy '44 : D-Day and the battle for France : a new history / James Holland.
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ISBN 9781787631281 (paperback)
1787631281 (paperback)
Author Holland, James, 1970- author.
Title Normandy '44 : D-Day and the battle for France : a new history / James Holland.
Publisher/Date London : Bantam Press, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. lx, 649 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note 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 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. 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.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
Normandy (France) -- History, Military -- 20th century
Shelf Location 940.54214 HOLL
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