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Good intro that works in this format
on 17 December 2003
This was one of the early Osprey Campaign works that covers the very well trodden ground of the D-Day and D-Day Plus campaign in Normandy. I think the format is a success. Most other books on the subject have been too heavy on text or taken a very restricted focus on one aspect or personality. This quite nicely ties in all the different strands. I have never been able to make sense of the abortive attempts by Montgomery to capture Caen through, Bluecoat, Epsom, Goodwood etc. This book helped me understand these very well. The wargaming section, which unfortunately Osprey seems to be ditching in newer books is good and full of ideas. I think this is a very good and painless look at the whole Normandy campaign.