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D-Day: 6 June 1944 from the invasion to the liberation of Paris (Treasures and Experiences Series) [Hardcover]

Richard Holmes
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12 May 2011 Treasures and Experiences Series
D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on 6 June 1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men, and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich. This is a graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the campaign which effectively destroyed the German forces in France, opening the way for the Allied advance. Including a wealth of superb photographs and maps, the book also contains 10 facsimile items of rare memorabilia, including diaries, letters and memos. This title includes top-secret hand-drawn map showing the minute-by-minute position on the way in to the drop zone just west of Ste-Mere-Eglise for elements of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. This is an extract from the pocket diary of Sergeant G.E. Hughes, then a corporal, landed with the 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment at Arromanches.

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; Revised edition edition (12 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847324924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847324924
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 28.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 535,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Professor Richard Holmes, is author of The Napoleonic Wars Experience also in the Carlton "Experience" range, as well as Tommy: The British Solider on the Western Front, Wellington: The Iron Duke and Red Coat. Richard is General Editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented several documentary series for the BBC.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for all WW2 nuts! 6 July 2014
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Grat Book! Lots of unexpected extras included!
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4.0 out of 5 stars richard holmes, a late genius about wars. 2 Jan 2012
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We found this book very good viewing, lots of graphics information. My one criticsism would be it concentrates, at times on the USA could be more about the rest. A book well worth buying, with the great Holmes as usual brilliant.
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