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The Resource Normandy '44 : D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history, James Holland

Normandy '44 : D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history, James Holland

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Normandy '44 : D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history
Title
Normandy '44
Title remainder
D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history
Statement of responsibility
James Holland
Title variation
Normandy 1944
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 material, 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 material 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."--Amazon
Cataloging source
YDX
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1970-
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Holland, James
Dewey number
940.542142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
H625 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Overlord
Label
Normandy '44 : D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history, James Holland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages [597]-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1057862178
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic harcover edition.
Extent
lx, 649 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802129420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1057862178
Label
Normandy '44 : D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history, James Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages [597]-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1057862178
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic harcover edition.
Extent
lx, 649 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802129420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1057862178

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