Overlord : The D-Day Landings, Hardback

Overlord : The D-Day Landings Hardback

Part of the General Military series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious military operation ever launched, with a vast armada transporting over 150,000 Allied soldiers across the Channel.

Just after dawn on 6 June 1944, the Allied troops assaulted the beaches of the Cotentin peninsula against stiff German resistance.

Coordinated with the amphibious landings were a number of aerial assaults that carried out crucial missions to take key areas, enable the vital link up between the beaches.

Casualties during the invasion were horrendous, but the assaults were successful.

This book looks in detail at the plans and build-up to the operation, and discusses the events of D-Day in each of the key areas of the operation.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781846034244



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A collection of the Osprey "Campaign" series booklets dealing with the immediate landings on D-Day, you really don't need this book if you already own those items. If not, this is a useful item to have, particularly in terms of giving a good feel for what happened to the benighted German static divisions in the path of the onslaught.

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