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The Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

The Story of D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

by Richard Holmes


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D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on June 6, 1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men, and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich in World War Two.

The Story of D-Day takes you from the Allied forces' initial planning and execution of Operation Overlord, and the landings at the beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, up to the victory celebrations in Paris.

Filled with information on key personnel, weapons and military units, this fascinating book includes a wealth of superb photographs and maps. The book also contains images of documents, such as secret memos, official reports, personal letters, log books and diary extracts that give you a unique insight into the “day of days.”

June 6, 1944, witnessed the largest amphibious invasion in history and marked the beginning of the Battle of Normandy. Continuing until the end of August, the battle involved over a million people and helped to bring to an end Hitler’s Third Reich. Written by one of Britain's  most respected military historians, The Story of D-Day is a graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the campaign that effectively destroyed the German forces in France and opened the way for the Allied advance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435157842
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 04/10/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.58(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

The late Richard Holmes wrote a number of bestselling titles, including Wellington: The Iron Duke, Redcoat, The Napoleonic Wars Experience, Imperial War Museums’ First and Second World War in Photographs and was General Editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History. Formerly the Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Richard also presented seven documentary television series for the BBC, from War Walks to In the Footsteps of Churchill.

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