The Battle of Normandy 1944
1944 the Final Verdict
By (author) Robin Neillands
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Battle of Normandy 1944 by Robin Neillands
Book DescriptionA fresh and incisive examination of one of the Second World War's crucial campaigns, the battle for Normandy in the months after D-Day. What happened to the Allied armies in Normandy in the months after D-Day, 1944? Why, after the initial success of the landings, did their advance stall a few miles inland from the beaches? Why did the British take so long to capture Caen? Why did the US infantry struggle so much in the bocage south of Omaha beach? Who was right about the conduct of the land campaign - Eisenhower or Montgomery? How did the Germans, deprived of air support, manage to hold off such a massive Allied force for more than two months? And if Enigma was allowing the Allies to read German battleplans, why did things go wrong as often as they did? THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY re-examines the demands and difficulties of the campaign and sheds new light on both with the aid of accounts from veterans on both sides. (Oral history forms a large part of the book.) It also analyses in detail the plans and performance of the commanders involved: Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton, Montgomery, Crerar and, of course, Rommel. Controversial and at times catastrophic, the Battle of Normandy was the last great set-piece battle in history and is long overdue for reassessment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780304365630
(198mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cassell military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Neillands
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Wellington and Napoleon, Paperback (February 2003)
Wellington and Napoleon tells the story of the convergence and final clash of two of the most brilliant commanders ever to meet on the field of battle. Wellington, his men said, did not know how to lose a battle. But Wellington himself admired his adversary.
Hundred Years War, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Robin Neillands
A lively survey that re-creates the story of the Hundred Years War - the longest war in European history.
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Author Biography - Robin Neillands
Robin Neillands served in 45 Commando Royal Marines during the 1950s. He now works as a journalist and travel writer and has a growing reputation as a military historian. He has published many books on British military history from the Napoleonic era through to the Second World War. His co-author Roderick de Normann also has a military background and several military histories to his credit.
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