D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

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D-Day: The for by Antony Beevor

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Year: 2009

The #1 internationally bestselling of D-Day is now enhanced with rare video footage from the NBC News Archives for the ultimate narrative of the battle for . The definitive account of the Normandy invasion by the bestselling author of Stalingrad and The Fall of 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 on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the , British, Canadian, and soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the caught up in the fighting. More civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the . The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibious assault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the 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 and . Beevor draws upon his 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 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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