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Balanced account of events during D-Day, from UK & US perspectives
on 14 May 2014
"It was that common purpose, the spirit and grit shown on D-Day, that has permitted democracies to survive. This is what we celebrate on June 6th."
The D-Day Companion is an excellent book which presents thirteen commentaries on different aspects of D-Day 1944, by leading UK and US historians.
Despite being written by collected academics, the chapters are readable and not overly educational in tone, and its easy to dip in and out of the different sections, rather than have to read the whole book from start to finish as you would with a narrative account.
Overall a strong account, emphasising the importance of the events which occurred during the Normandy landings which continue to resonate through history to the present day and the upcoming 70th anniversary.