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  • Published: 26 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141959269
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640
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D-Day

The Battle for Normandy




The definitive account of D-Day from the author of international bestsellers Stalingrad and Berlin

The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was awesome and what followed was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side.

Antony Beevor's inimitably gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. He lands the reader on the beach alongside the heroes whose stories he so masterfully renders in their full terrifying glory.

  • Published: 26 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141959269
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640
Categories:

About the author

Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor's books include Crete - The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize; Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife, Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Berlin - The Downfall, which received the first Longman ­History Today Trustees' Award; and, most recently, The Battle for Spain. His books have appeared inthirty foreign editions and sold nearly four million copies.

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Praise for D-Day

Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history

David Edgar, Guardian

His singular ability to make huge historical events accessible to a general audience recalls the golden age of British narrative history, whose giants include Gibbon, Macaulay and Carlyle

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

A knockout reassessment of one of the Second World War's great set-piece battles. Swoops from the vicious close-quarter fighting in the hedgerows to the petrified French onlookers and onwards to the political leaders wrestling with monumental decisions

Sunday Times

Beevor has succeeded brilliantly. D-Day can sit proudly alongside his other masterworks on Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin. Superbly brings the events of that summer to life again

Patrick Bishop, Daily Telegraph

As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there. . . It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement

Giles Foden, Guardian

Impeccable, splendid, thoroughly researched and gripping. Beevor is master of narrative, expertly blending the grand sweep with the telling anecdote

Dominic Sandbrook, Observer

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