9780802129420-0802129420-Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France

Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France

ISBN-13: 9780802129420
ISBN-10: 0802129420
Edition: First Edition
Author: Holland, James
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover 720 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780802129420
ISBN-10: 0802129420
Edition: First Edition
Author: Holland, James
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover 720 pages

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Acknowledged authors Holland, James wrote Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France comprising 720 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0802129420 and 9780802129420. Since then Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west―the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as familiar as it is, as James Holland makes clear in his definitive history, many parts of the OVERLORD campaign, as it was known, are still shrouded in myth and assumed knowledge.

Drawing freshly on widespread archives and on the testimonies of eye-witnesses, Holland relates the extraordinary planning that made Allied victory in France possible; indeed, the story of how hundreds of thousands of men, and mountains of materiel, were transported across the English Channel, is as dramatic a human achievement as any battlefield exploit. The brutal landings on the five beaches and subsequent battles across the plains and through the lanes and hedgerows of Normandy―a campaign that, in terms of daily casualties, was worse than any in World War I―come vividly to life in conferences where the strategic decisions of Eisenhower, Rommel, Montgomery, and other commanders were made, and through the memories of paratrooper Lieutenant Dick Winters of Easy Company, British corporal and tanker Reg Spittles, Thunderbolt pilot Archie Maltbie, German ordnance officer Hans Heinze, French resistance leader Robert Leblanc, and many others.

For both sides, the challenges were enormous. The Allies confronted a disciplined German army stretched to its limit, which nonetheless caused tactics to be adjusted on the fly. Ultimately ingenuity, determination, and immense materiel strength―delivered with operational brilliance―made the difference. A stirring narrative by a pre-eminent historian, Normandy ‘44 offers important new perspective on one of history’s most dramatic military engagements and is an invaluable addition to the literature of war.

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