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D-Day Manual: Insights into how science, technology and engineering made the Normandy invasion possible (Haynes Operations Manual) [Hardcover]

Jonathan Falconer
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4 April 2013 Haynes Operations Manual
The landing of Allied forces on the shores of Normandy on 6 June 1944 was the greatest amphibious invasion in history. Technology and innovation played crucial parts in the D-Day drama from tank-carrying gliders, swimming tanks and the Mulberry harbours, to radio and radar aids that ensured landing craft arrived on the right beaches and combat aircraft overhead were controlled. This manual describes the development, construction and use of a wide range of innovative machines, structures and systems, explaining their uses on D-Day and after, and revealing how they contributed to the success of Overlord . Unique Haynes Manual insight into the technology that made D-Day possible. Archive and contemporary photographs. Arhcive cutaway illustrations. Partner volume to the Haynes Dam Busters Manual. 2014 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (4 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857332341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857332349
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 25 books on aspects of aviation and military history. He was commissioning editor of the 14-volume Battle Zone Normandy series in 2004 for Sutton Publishing. He is now a senior commissioning editor with Haynes.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This book covers everything you are likely to need to know about the planning and execution of D-Day, the landing craft, tanks, mulberry harbour , gliders and forward landing strips for example.

Everything you need under one cover - at a fair price - what more could you ask for?!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good content but opportunity missed 1 Jun 2013
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Haynes. Says it all really. In depth information on something you want to know more about to get something done.

So far as it goes this is a good book. Due to it being under the Haynes umberlla I was expecting far more than what was actually published here. That said it is still a very good book. I had high hopes for a good range of reference material in the Sources section but it is very light.

The Mulberrry information was very enlightening. I frequently see the Phoenix caisson off Havant Island but never knew excatly what it was or how it ended up there.

One area, completely missed, is that of the work of the Assault Engineers. There is an aside about Hobart's Funnies but nothing about how the breaching teams operated and succeeded on the beaches.

Overall this is an informative book for those with little knowledge of Neptune and Overlord. I don't think it comes close to covering the actual Battle of Normandy.

A worthwhile buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent technical background 3 July 2013
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I really liked this book, it gives a superb, in depth background to the technology behind the invasion, and the people who were the brains behind that technology, often lightly dealt with in the historical accounts of the fighting.
I have a holiday rental in Normandy, and have bought this book as part of my holiday reading for guests, along with military accounts and battlefield guides, which I think it complements perfectly.
Highly recommended!
CK
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars D-Day well explained 1 May 2013
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It is one of the best books on D-Day operations I have purchased in that it explains with good diagrams and photographs
plus more details on the more unusual subjects, such as the Horsa glider which has been most useful to complete a model
I am constructing for my museum as a tribute to soldiers that crash landed just outside Arnhem at Megen . One criticism is that it would have been nice to see more detailed drawings of the Hamilcar glider and explanation to the numbers in the photograph. The coverage of Mulberry is also very good. On the whole very good value for money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 10 Jun 2013
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I liked the way all aspects were dealt with both air and sea operations,along with the equipment and people who were involved.
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