Normandy: Breaching the Atlantic Wall: From D-Day to the Breakout and Liberation

( 5 )

Overview

Told in full, in never-before-seen detail, this is the first complete illustrated history of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of France. The book?s on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes accounts of both the attacking Allies and the defending Germans offer a uniquely broad perspective on the Normandy landing and subsequent battles. Dominique Francois, a noted expert on D-Day and Normandy, begins with the German?s occupation of the region, the building of the Atlantic Wall by Rommel, and preparations for the ...

See more details below
Hardcover (First)
$34.41
BN.com price
(Save 31%)$50.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $12.75   
  • New (5) from $19.95   
  • Used (8) from $12.75   
Normandy

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$30.49
BN.com price
(Save 39%)$50.00 List Price

Overview

Told in full, in never-before-seen detail, this is the first complete illustrated history of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of France. The book’s on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes accounts of both the attacking Allies and the defending Germans offer a uniquely broad perspective on the Normandy landing and subsequent battles. Dominique Francois, a noted expert on D-Day and Normandy, begins with the German’s occupation of the region, the building of the Atlantic Wall by Rommel, and preparations for the defense of the French Coast. Moving back and forth between the Germans and the Allies, he captures the tension of the buildup on both sides, the training in England, and the aerial preparation of the battle field by U. S. Air Forces.

The Dieppe Raid, the tragedy at Slapton Sands, the drama of the embarkation, the night drops, the landing—all of these are depicted in remarkable photographs and descriptions that put readers in the middle of action. From the beaches to the breakout and race across France, this expertly told and illustrated volume makes a critical moment in WWII history real for all readers and all time.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This coffee-table book, packed with prints and photographs covering the Allies' June 1944 invasion of France is clearly a labor of love by French military historian François. A preinvasion bombing killed his grandfather, a Norman farmer, and barely missed his father, age 10 at the time. Chapter one offers family photographs as well as posters and photos of the 1940-1944 German occupation. Even better is an epilogue of before-and-after photographs juxtaposing images of locations like Omaha Beach in 1944 and 60 years later. In between, the pages teem with images of the massive Allied buildup in England, the invasion itself and the battles in Normandy interspersed with sidebars on generals and soldiers awarded medals for their bravery. Readers familiar with the iconic Normandy photographs will not find them; among the myriad of images in the archives, François's choices emphasize modest soldierly activity and civilian miseries. The extensive text delivers a conventional, undistinguished history of events, so readers will lose little by skimming. Picture books on the Normandy invasion would fill a substantial shelf, but this one offers some modestly unusual features. 100 color and 400 b&w photos. (Nov.)

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760333273
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 769,692
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dominique Francois is a French military historian specializing in D-day and the Normandy campaign. This will be his eighth illustrated military history book related to D-day and Normandy. He lives in Normandy.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Trevor and Samus's Bios

    Name: Trevor <br>
    Age: 12 <br>
    Gender: Male. X.X <br>
    Game of Origin: Pokemon X and Y <br>
    Appearance: Trevor is short-ish, with bright orange hair and light blue eyes. He wears a green shirt with a Pokedex on a string around his neck and jeans. <br>
    Personality: Trevor is quiet, smart, and a great friend to have. For the majority of the game, he's loyal and extremely helpful, until you uncover Team Flare's secret weapon in Geosenge Town. Then he just stands there like an idiot and boasts about his Pokemon. <br>
    Pokemon: I believe he has Flabebe, Alakazam, Mewtwo, Heracross, and some other Pokemon, but I can't be sure... <br>
    Other: His parents were Trainers and his sisters is one of thoes NPCs who stands inside of their house and says the same thing whenever you talk to them. <p>
    Name: Samus Aran <br>
    Gender: Surprisingly, like it or not, female! <br>
    Game of Origin: Metroid <br>
    Appearance: Samus is tall, with medium length blonde hair usually in a ponytail and blue eyes. She wears a blue suit, but usually wears a red Robo Suit over it. <br>
    Personality: Samus is loyal, determined, and firey. <br>
    Weapons: In her Robo Suit, she can roll into a ball, jump super high, and blast things with a Charge Beam. Without her Robo Suit, she has an electric gun that can grapple and blast bolts out of it. <br>
    Other: She is a bounty hunter that fights space pirates.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    X's bio

    Name:Mega Man X but just goes by X <p> gender:well he is technacally a robot (a reploid to be more specific) but a male <p> game of orgin:Mega Man X <p> weapon:X-Buster <p> history: he was created by Dr. Light and was put in a capsule to teach him right and wrong but after 100 years he was found by Dr. Cain and then had to defeat sigma many times with his friend Zero.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Commander Shepard's Bio

    NAME: Jane Shepard
    <br>
    AGE: 27
    <br>
    GENDER: Female
    <br>
    SPECIES: Human
    <br>
    GAME OF ORIGIN: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3.
    <br>
    APPEARANCE: Standing at 6' 0", Jane is lean and athletic from years of Marine training and being in the field. Her hair is jet black and cropped in a pixie cut, paired with long-lashed gray eyes. Shepard normally wears the Scorpian I light armour.
    <br>
    PERSONALITY: Commander Shepard is loyal and fierce in battle. Her stoic expression is rarely broken, but when she's off duty or around friends, she has a totally diffent demeanor.
    <br>
    WEAPONS: Omni-Tool, Biotic Amp, Kessler 1 pistol, Hurricane 1 Assualt rifle, Sniper rifle. Most standard issue Alliance weapons.
    <br>
    S<_> EXUAL ORIENTATION: Bise<_>xual.
    <br>
    RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single.
    <br>
    CRUSH: Tali.
    <br>
    OTHER: Jane is the Captain of the SSV Normandy and the first human Spectre.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Link

    Age: 17<p> height: 5'6" <p> weight: 90 pounds <p> gender: female <p> clothes: a loose green tunic, white tights, brown boots, belt, beltpouch, sword and shield on her back. <p> appearance: short and thin, she is a bit underweight. Pointed ears, short dir<_>ty blond hair, azure blue eyes, her features are slightly masculine. If she wanted to, she could pass for a man. But she isnt. <p> game: the legend of zelda series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)