D-Day has ratings and reviews. Matt said: Christmas break, my sophomore year in college, I went to England and France with my brother, my dad. Beevor has established a solid reputation as a chronicler of WWII’s great eastern front battles: Stalingrad and Berlin. In addressing D-Day. “Glorious, horrifying D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women.”—TimeBeevor’s.

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He has published several popular histories on the Second World War and 20th century in general.

Read more Read less. But still, the book manages to give the reader a chance to visualize those events on the ground: Almost unemotionally written when describing the horrors that these poor men and women lived through.

One of the reasons I added it to my to-read list was that I read a great book earlier this year about Operation Fortitude, the great deception about the site amtony timing of the invasion.

The author chronicles the horrible dangers and heavy casualties, and gives a good description of what life was like for both Germans, Allied troops, and French civilians. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. There’s a huge amount of detail, and some very welcome maps many will please those who like to know what unit was where. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Beevor is a well-respected historian of World War II. The balance beevot good However, the book adds little new knowledge, as far as I can tell, aside from more detail on the rivalry between the various commanders, as well as a good account of the liberation of Paris, with all the political machinations and posturing that went on before it.


More than anything, this book left me with a sense that I would never know, could never know what the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians of all nationalities and creed suffered through and gave, during this horrific, savage, eternally-fascinating war.

Beevor details the power struggles on both sides of the war and the effects that it had the plans of the army. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life.

Good insights into the casualties and destruction for the citizens of Normandy. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action.

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Beevor is to be commended for emphasizing a troubling theme: Could it have been a little deeper and slower in places? This is deceptive as when you search for this title this is the “sponsored listing” that comes up. PenguinOct 13, – History – pages. Please try again later. There, 9, crosses and Stars of David lay before you in terrible, beautiful symmetry. The last third of the book is concerned mainly with the rush to Paris, which was not in the original plan for the campaign.

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Beevor, at great length, tells us very little new. Beevor is easy to read, informative, and if you can say this about war, entertaining. From the Hardcover edition. There beevro quite a few books out there treating this same time frame. A lack of things that were open.


The battles are covered from all sides with lots of records from participants at all levels including civilian.

D-Day : The Battle for Normandy

Jun 18, Douglas Karlson rated it it was amazing. Given their terror at being under fire or seeing comrades hit might provide an answer to why they acted as they did. Intermixed with the atony history are sharp character sketches and fascinating side conversations that cover varied topics, such as P.

I was past the age of being mortified by him, and well into the age of being constantly irritated with him.

With 11 of the 13 amphibious trucks carrying howitzers sinking, some men landing miles from the designated sites, and German mortar shell explosions turning beach pebbles into grapeshot, the beach soon resembled an abattoir.

Although in retrospect it may seem unlikely, DeGaulle was the most steady and reasonable figure. See all reviews. The result was a battle of attrition: In his usual style, Beevor describes events from a wide range of perspectives, from the grand strategies of the leaders down to the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians.

Nogmandy it was an excellent book. Then you had the civilian French resistance arguing with the uniformed French army. Watch on the Channel. Sadly, Beevor asks no questions and provides no answers: They had been at war for 5 years already.