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D-day : The Battle for Normandy -- Paperback
D-day : The Battle for Normandy -- Paperback
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780140285864

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Table of Contents
        List Of Illustrations And Maps             vii
Glossary                                           xi
    1 The Decision                                 1  (13)
    2 Bearing the Cross of Lorraine                14 (17)
    3 Watch on the Channel                         31 (13)
    4 Sealing off the Invasion Area                44 (7)
    5 The Airborne Assault                         51 (23)
    6 The Armada Crosses                           74 (14)
    7 Omaha                                        88 (26)
    8 Utah and the Airborne                        114(11)
    9 Gold and Juno                                125(11)
    10 Sword                                       136(16)
    11 Securing the Beachheads                     152(18)
    12 Failure at Caen                             170(16)
    13 Villers-Bocage                              186(21)
    14 The Americans on the Cotentin Peninsula     207(16)
    15 Operation Epsom                             223(18)
    16 The Battle of the Bocage                    241(22)
    17 Caen and the Hill of Calvary                263(19)
    18 The Final Battle for Saint-Lo               282(23)
    19 Operation Goodwood                          305(20)
    20 The Plot against Hitler                     325(17)
    21 Operation Cobra -- Breakthrough             342(24)
    22 Operation Cobra -- Breakout                 366(14)
    23 Brittany and Operation Bluecoat             380(18)
    24 The Mortain Counter-attack                  398(24)
    25 Operation Totalize                          422(19)
    26 The Hammer and Anvil                        441(18)
    27 The Killing Ground of the Falaise Pocket    459(21)
    28 The Paris Uprising and the Race for the     480(18)
    29 The Liberation of Paris                     498(21)
    30 Aftermath                                   519(7)
Acknowledgements                                   526(2)
Notes                                              528(43)
Select Bibliography                                571(5)
Index                                              576

Antony Beevor's "D-Dayyou will ever get to war - the taste, the smell, the noise and the fear. The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side. "Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there...It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement". (Giles Foden, "Guardian"). "No writer can surpass Beevor in making sense of a crowded battlefield and in balancing the explanation of tactical manoeuvres with poignant flashes of human detail". (Christopher Silvester, "Daily Express").Antony Beevor is the renowned author of "Stalingrad", which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.