This alternate history of the Allied D-Day landings is based very firmly on fact and is a brilliant study of how a campaign could lead to unexpected results. It is June 1944. The Allied armies are poised for the full-scale invasion of Fortress Europe. Across the Channel, the vaunted Wehrmacht lies waiting for the first signs of the invasion, ready for the final battle. What happens next is well known to any student of modern history - but the outcome could have been very different, as Peter Tsouras shows in this devastating account of a D-Day in which plans, missions and landings go horribly wrong. Peter Tsouras introduces minor adjustments at the opening of the campaign - the repositioning of a unit, bad weather and misjudged orders - and examines their effect as they gather momentum and impact upon all subsequent events. Without deviating from the genuine possibilities of the situation, he presents a scenario that keeps the reader guessing and changes the course of history.
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Although it was interesting insight, I felt that the whole story line was too chronological. Particularly, I was unconvinced with the fact that Hitler was under the influence of drug and gave "direct order" to the transportation of panzar division. In addition, Rommel's narrative to tell readers to belive that he was determined to save fortress of Normandy in order to negotiate peace with Britain after his planned-coup against Hitler, was interesting but weak development for the story. I enjoyed the book. However, I felt that narratives of alternative decisions were not strongly developed. Instead, the story was too analytical and chronological. I hope that any altenative experts like Turtledove can come with a new story about "what if", German resistance movement successfully overthrow NAZI and installed a new regime of Rommel as the president of German Republic in 1944 as it was proposed by Carl Goerdeler.