Caen

Caen

by Alexander Mckee
     
 

A brilliant reconstruction of the struggle that ravaged Normandy throughout the summer of 1944 in the wake of the D-Day landings, this work culls personal accounts of those who took part in the fighting, both Allied and German, and of the French civilians caught in one of the most terrible and heroic episodes of the Second World War. With fearful losses on both

Overview

A brilliant reconstruction of the struggle that ravaged Normandy throughout the summer of 1944 in the wake of the D-Day landings, this work culls personal accounts of those who took part in the fighting, both Allied and German, and of the French civilians caught in one of the most terrible and heroic episodes of the Second World War. With fearful losses on both sides and unspeakable suffering for the French, who had to endure constant massive bombardments from the air, this acclaimed account re-creates a vivid portrait of the action and feelings felt by all involved. A major commemoration of the role played by the common soldiers—those who witnessed the landings and experienced the Battle for Caen—this edition includes revisions and new material and is further enhanced by archival photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780285635593
Publisher:
Souvenir Press
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
1,104,005
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Alexander McKee was a revered military historian and the author of numerous books, including The Devil’s Tinderbox: Dresden 1945 and The Race for the Rhine Bridges.

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