Overlord: D-Day And The Battle For Normandy
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- Publication Date:
- 01 May 1985
- General & World History
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Another excellent book on the battle for Normandy. Hastings manages to weaves together the perspectives of regular soldiers as well as the generals, and gives an excellent sense of the battle. He is scrupulously fair to all sides, and the final chapter which analyses why the battle progressed (or didn't progress) is compelling. Well worth a read.
Hastings wrote, " The German army was the most outstanding fighting force of WW2 and could only be defeated under the most overwhelmingly favourite conditions." Overlord is such a complex topic but Hastings summarizes well the highlights of this historic conflict. I like Hasting's books and have learned things in them I have found nowhere else in my collection.
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