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D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944

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The famous D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Max Hastings' acclaimed account overturns many traditional legends in this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle for Normandy.
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A fine account of the strategy and tactics of the campaign. The author has been shot at himself . . . This has done marvels for quickening his understanding of what such landings are like, and adds an extra cutting edge to his book. He goes over a well-worn path, full of pitfalls, and falls into none of them. * Economist * Max Hastings's reportage of the battle is not unworthy to stand with that of the best journalists and writers who witnessed it . . . A tribute to his skills as a historian. -- John Keegan * New York Times Book Review * A masterly book, rich in insight, shrewd and weighty in judgement...Max Hastings stands in the first rank of writers on modern war. * Financial Times *

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Sir Max Hastings, author of numerous books including Armageddon, Going to the Wars, and Das Reich, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, then for six years he edited the Evening Standard. In his youth he was a foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television. He has won many awards for his books and journalism, particularly his work in the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002 for services to journalism.


Section - i: List of Maps Section - ii: List of Illustrations Section - iii: Foreward Section - iv: Prologue Chapter - 1: 'Much the greatest thing we have ever attempted' Chapter - 2: Preperations: Commanders; Airmen; Invaders; Defenders Chapter - 3: To the Far Shore: The overture; The American beaches; The British beaches; Inland Chapter - 4: The British Before Caen: Closing the lines; Villers-Bocage; EPSOM Chapter - 5: The Americans Before Chebourg: The bocage; The battle for Chebourg Chapter - 6: The German Army: Stemming the Tide: Soldiers; Weapons Chapter - 7: The Battlefield: From the beachhead to the front; Casualties Chapter - 8: Crisis of Confidence: The fall of Caen; GOODWOOD Chapter - 9: The Breakout: COBRA; The limits of air power Chapter - 10: The Open Flank Chapter - 11: The Road to Falaise Chapter - 12: The Gap Section - v: Appendix A: Chronology of the Normandy Campaign Section - vi: Appendix B: Allied Order of Battle Section - vii: Appendix C: Forces available in ETO for Operation OVERLORD, D-Day, 6 June 1944 Section - viii: Appendix D: German land forces encountered by the Allies in Normandy Section - ix: Appendix E: Some British administrative statistics Section - x: Bibliography and a note on sources Section - xi: Notes and references Section - xii: Glossary Acknowledgements - xiii: Acknowledgements Index - xiv: Index