Normandy '44 D-Day and the Battle for France : A New History

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A devastating new account..Holland knows his stuff when it comes to military matters' Daily Mail, Book of the Week
'A superb account of the invasion that deserves immense praise. To convey the human drama of Normandy requires great knowledge and sensitivity. Holland has both in spades' The Times

Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history, unflinchingly examining the brutality and violence that characterised the campaign.

D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge.

In this reexamined history, James Holland presents a broader overview, one that challenges much of what we think we know about D-Day and the Normandy campaign. The sheer size and scale of the Allies' war machine ultimately dominates the strategic, operational and tactical limitations of the German forces.

Drawing on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world and introducing a cast of eye-witnesses including foot soldiers, tank men, fighter pilots and more, James Holland's epic telling profoundly recalibrates our understanding of its true place in the tide of human history.

The new, sweeping World War II book from James Holland, THE SAVAGE STORM, is available now.

Book information

ISBN: 9780552176118
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Corgi Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5421421
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: lxv, 789 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 608g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 47mm