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Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia: The Normandy Invasion A-Z

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This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alpha-betically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment, divisions, air and naval units, geography, terminology, personalities, and more. Every Allied division that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its own listing as do the major Axis divisions that fought them. Brief biographies of major military and political leaders on both sides provide...
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Overview

This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alpha-betically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment, divisions, air and naval units, geography, terminology, personalities, and more. Every Allied division that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its own listing as do the major Axis divisions that fought them. Brief biographies of major military and political leaders on both sides provide a handy “who’s who” of the campaign. The book also includes entries for related popular culture: GI slang, the best movies about D-Day, and major writers such as Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan. Cross-references make the book easy to use. With hundreds of entries, Brassey’s D-Day Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool for history buffs and interesting browsing for readers who want to know more about World War II.
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In the Offing Barrett Tillman's Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia: The Normandy Invasion A-Z (ISBN 1-57488-760-2. $30) covers everything about that pivotal day, from its acronyms (e.g., PLUTO, "pipeline under the ocean") to "Landing Craft" and "Zeppelin Plan." The scholarship is sound, and the presentation aimed slightly more toward enthusiasts than general readers. However, collections that still have the superb 1994 reference, The D-Day Encyclopedia, edited by David G. Chandler and James Lawton Collins, should not replace it. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574887617
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

BARRETT TILLMAN is a noted military historian and the author of more than thirty books, including Above and Beyond: The Aviation Medals of Honor, Hellcat Aces of World War II, and Hellcats: A Novel of War in the Pacific (Brassey’s, Inc., 1996). Tillman’s books have been on professional reading lists of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Preface ix
D-Day A to Z 1
Bibliography 275
Index 277
About the Author 289
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