D-Day to Victory: With the Men and Machines that Won the War

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An eye-popping, innovative approach to one of the most-popular topics in all of history: the European Theater of World War II. The myth-busting designers of this unique book will provide readers with a full account of the campaign to liberate Europe sprinkled throughout with more than 200 unequalled visual assets. Based-on the 6-part mini-series coming from BBC Channel 4 in the UK and History TV in Canada. Includes extensive interviews with WWII veterans such as Col. Edward D. Shames who fought with the ...
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Overview

An eye-popping, innovative approach to one of the most-popular topics in all of history: the European Theater of World War II. The myth-busting designers of this unique book will provide readers with a full account of the campaign to liberate Europe sprinkled throughout with more than 200 unequalled visual assets. Based-on the 6-part mini-series coming from BBC Channel 4 in the UK and History TV in Canada. Includes extensive interviews with WWII veterans such as Col. Edward D. Shames who fought with the legendary 'Band of Brothers' of "E" Company, 2/506, 101st Airborne.
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"...a book and documentary using a different approach to examine the experience of Europe during World War II, and provides myth-busting tests to supplement accounts of the campaign to liberate Europe in a fascinating, different take on events."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012)

"This book focuses on the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, unitl Germany's surrender in May 1945. It is told by the Allied soldiers who lived through it..."
--WWII History (Late Fall 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849088381
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 952,134
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Stephen Bull is Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire Museums, with particular responsibility for local regimental collections. Currently he is engaged in the redisplay of the Museum of Lancashire, including a new gallery on World War I. He has previously worked at the National Army Museum and BBC in London. A Member of the Institute of Archaeologists, he has also appeared in the TV series Battlefield Detectives. He has written numerous articles for specialist journals, including a number on the weapons and tactics of the two world wars. His most recent publication was in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum entitled Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front (Osprey 2010).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction: The Great Crusade 9

Chapter 1 D-Day: 6 June 1944 31

Chapter 2 Normandy: 7 June-25 July 1944 81

Chapter 3 Breakout: 25 July-25 August 1944 119

Chapter 4 Arnhem and the Siegfried Line: 17 September-15 December 1944 147

Chapter 5 The Ardennes: 16 December 1944-16 January 1945 179

Chapter 6 The Rhine and Berlin: 17 January-30 April 1945 213

Conclusion: Going Home 249

Endnotes 263

Appendix 265

Further Reading 268

Index 270

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