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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy Making use of overlooked and new material from overarchives in half a dozen countries, D Day is a vivid and well researched account yet of the battle of Normandy

About the Author: Antony Beevor

Antony James Beevor is a British historian who was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst He studied under the famous historian of World War II, John Keegan Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission He has published several popular histories on the Second World War and the 20th century in general.

10 thoughts on “D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

  1. Matt Matt says:

    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months The eyes of the world are upon you The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi t

  2. fourtriplezed fourtriplezed says:

    Renowned historian Antony Beevor s D Day The Battle For Normandy is an easy to read book written in populist style that should appeal to the first time reader or those that who have little knowledge on the subject Copious footnotes, good maps and a very useful bibliography The footnotes are not numbered, I wish they had been 3 sections of plates Obviously well researched My biggest complaint was that nearly half the book was not a

  3. Espen Espen says:

    After having read a number of Steven Ambrose s books on the battle for Normandy, Anthony Beevor s version is a relief in that it has much cooler analysis,maps which every book on warfare should haveof and manages to include the German, Canadian, Polish and French side of the equation to a much larger extent for instance, he points out thatFrench civilians died as a result of the war in Normandy, particularly the bombing and shelling, than

  4. Michael Michael says:

    A good book to go to for a detailed account of D Day and follow up stages, with a fair balance between the perspective of generals and soldiers I appreciated the critical perspective on Montgomery s performance and elucidation of the fateful divergence of understanding of realities between Rommel and Hitler Though the book might satisfy the cautious historian, but for me it didn t bring to life the role of the personalities and strategies of key

  5. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    Beevor narrates the Normandy Campaign by which he means the landings on D Day until the liberation of Paris on 25th August 1944 with his usual historical vigor and rich, creamy prose The ground has been gone over so many times that one wonders if another book about Normandy is needed but, as usual, Beevor has much to add and observe about the military decisions and the men who made them, especially Montgomery, who Beevor skewers with his sharp observatio

  6. Mikey B. Mikey B. says:

    This is a well written account of the D Day landings in June, 1944 The author is successful at giving the broad overall view of the struggle, but he also presents poignant pictures at the ground level of individual soldiers on both sides of the conflict We also feel the joy and the pain of the French people of Normandy who suffered tremendously and paid such a high cost for their liberation As exemplified by the pictures, many Normandy towns were obliterated by

  7. Marc Marc says:

    I d say the title of this book is a bit misleading as only around a third of the text deals with D Day and the rest covers the Allied operations to break out of the Normandy beachhead and then liberate Paris However, that doesn t change the fact this is a really good book on the Allied campaign to liberate Europe, with lots of great little stories from those who were involved.While the book doesn t really go into great detail on any aspects of the D Day invasion and sub

  8. William William says:

    Noted WWII author Antony Beevor brought much to bear in his previous works on the Battles of Stalingrad and Berlin, but comes up a bit short in his most recent work, D Day The Battle for Normandy Perhaps the author had too much ground to cover in too little time The book is still a good read, but may gloss over parts of the story that have gottenattention in other works.Correctly, Beevor scales his work to coverthan just the June 6th landings He takes in the attrition battles b

  9. Dale Dale says:

    Tous aux barricades A remarkably sobering and viscerally honest rendering of D Day and the early European front, which probably could not have been released before this decade This is no black and white account of saintly Allies versus bloodthirsty Nazis but a granular and nuanced account and the 527 page tome is for the WWII phile rather than those casually interested in the subject Beevor makes Band of Brothers look like Hollywood, and as a fan of the BOB book and mini series, that i

  10. Mark Mark says:

    Got myself a nice hardcover copy.

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