The D-Day Experience: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris
  • The D-Day Experience: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris
  • The D-Day Experience: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris

The D-Day Experience: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris

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by Richard Holmes
     
 

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Written by one of Britain’s best-known and respected military historians, The D-Day Experience contains over 30 facsimile items of rare D-Day memorabilia integrated into the pages of the book. The reader can relive this momentous period of history by holding and examining maps, diaries, letters, secret memos and reports, posters and logbooks, which up…  See more details below

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Written by one of Britain’s best-known and respected military historians, The D-Day Experience contains over 30 facsimile items of rare D-Day memorabilia integrated into the pages of the book. The reader can relive this momentous period of history by holding and examining maps, diaries, letters, secret memos and reports, posters and logbooks, which up until now have remained filed or exhibited in the Imperial War Museum and other collections around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760771457
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
12.34(w) x 10.44(h) x 1.37(d)

Meet the Author

George Ashurst served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, taking part in First Ypres, Gallipoli and the Somme, and enduring months of trench warfare on the Western Front, making numerous grim and dangerous patrols into no man's land. His memoirs vividly reveal the reality of life in the trenches and the feelings of those who had to suffer it. Ashurst was often frightened and uncertain, occasionally infuriated by the 'shirking' amongst the officers, was usually ready for a cigarette or drink, but when his battalion attacked he would not shrink from his duty.
Richard Holmes is the author of numerous books including The Firing Line Soldiers and Riding The Retreat, published in the UK. He is the author and presenter of the BBC War Walks series and their accompanying books. His latest television series for the BBC and the History Channel is The Western Front, also accompanied by a bestselling book. Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies Cranfield University and the Royal College of Military Science, Schrivenham and Britain's senior serving reserve officer. He is a resident of Hampshire, England.

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The D-Day Experience 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to say this is one of the greatest war books I have ever seen, the book isn't just a book. It is sort of history display, when you open the pages of the books their are reproductions of historic militaria. Their are so many maps it is unreal, I would totally recommend this to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a well put together and researched book that gives the reader just a small taste of D-Day. The book does this well by including documents and other war time memorabelia. I would definately reccomend this book to anyone who has interest in D-Day or would like to learn about D-Day.