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D-DAY Hardback - 2009

by Beevor, Antony

The definitiveaccount of theNormandy invasionby the bestsellingauthor of Stalingradand The Fall ofBerlin 1945

From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, thisis the first major account in more than twenty years to cover thewhole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Parison August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiencesof the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, butalso the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting.More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shellingthan British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.

The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibiousassault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anythingseen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, asdid the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joysof liberation had their darker side. The war in northern Francemarked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world,profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe.Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archivesin six countries, going back to original accounts, interviews conductedby combat historians just after the action, and many diariesand letters donated to museums and archives in recent years.

D-Day will surely be hailed as the consummate account ofthe Normandy invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to theliberation of Paris.


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The #1 internationally bestselling history of D-Day is now enhanced with rare video footage from the NBC News Archives for the ultimate narrative of the battle for Normandy.



The definitive account of the Normandy invasion by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945

From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.

The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibious assault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, as did the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts, interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action, and many diaries and letters donated to museums and archives in recent years.

D-Day will surely be hailed as the consummate account of the Normandy invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to the liberation of Paris.

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The #1 internationally bestselling history of "D-Day" is now enhanced with rare video footage from the NBC News Archives for the ultimate narrative of the battle for Normandy.
The definitive account of the Normandy invasion by the bestselling author of "Stalingrad" and "The Fall of Berlin 1945" From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.
The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibious assault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, as did the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts, interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action, and many diaries and letters donated to museums and archives in recent years. D-Day will surely be hailed as the consummate account of the Normandy invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to the liberation of Paris.

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  • Title D-DAY
  • Author Beevor, Antony
  • Binding Hardback
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 608
  • Language EN
  • Publisher Viking Adult, New York
  • Date 2009-10-13
  • ISBN 9780670021192
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