Follow the D-Day landings through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary, and photographs
Written by a historian of military cartography, this is a unique insight into D-Day landings 70 years later. Along with the maps, key historical events are described, giving a plotted history the D-Day landings from an expert historian. Starting with a summary of World War II up to 1944, the book then covers deception schemes, terrain, intelligence, reconnaissance, and mapping. It discusses Operation NEPTUNE: naval and air bombardments and the assault landings, and Operation OVERLORD: establishing the beachheads. The final chapter discusses the break-out, German unconditional surrender; and VE Day.
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Peter Chasseaud is a historian of military cartography, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the founder of the Historical Military Mapping Group of the British Cartographic Society, a member of the Defence Surveyors' Association, and the author of definitive works on trench mapping and toponymy.