Normandy 44 : The epic Sunday Times bestseller EPUB
'An impressive new account of D-Day ... he reads the minds of the generals, their tactics, their blunders Daily Mail
Discover remarkable and important points of history you didn t know existed, with bestselling, renowned World War II historian James Holland, as seen interviewing Colonel Tom Moore on ITV.
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.
This was a brutal campaign. In terms of daily casualties, the numbers were worse than for any one battle during the First World War.
'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
Drawing on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world
Introducing a cast of eye-witnesses that includes foot soldiers, tank men, fighter pilots and bomber crews, sailors, civilians, resistance fighters and those directing the action
An epic telling that will profoundly recalibrate our understanding of its true place in the tide of human history