Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Many books have been written about the Normandy landings, but Robert Kershaw brings a new perspective by drawing heavily on German and Allied sources little used in the standard accounts. The actual landings and the subsequent few days of battle often resolved themselves into a multitude of desperate small-scale struggles - for the next few yards of beach, to cross the next field, or to reach the next hedgerow. By looking at the battle at this level through the eyes of both Allied and German participants, the author is able to develop new insights into the successes and failures of both sides. He also shows why the battle for Normandy developed into the long and bitter struggle that has become so well known.The book features extracts from the German telephone log for Omaha Beach, bringing the landings to life. The author also analyses the failure by both sides to balance tank and infantry forces in the difficult Normandy terrain, and examines why the Allies, with local superiority in the early days, were unable to break out earlier or form a larger bridgehead.

Buy D-Day book by Robert J. Kershaw from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780711033238
ISBN-10: 0711033234
Format: Paperback
(129mm x 198mm x 43mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Ian Allan Publishing
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Publish Date: 31-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about D-Day book by Robert J. Kershaw and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Robert J. Kershaw

Robert Kershaw joined the Parachute Regiment in 1972 after graduating in History at Reading University, reaching the rank of Colonel. In between Regimental service he attended the Fuhrungsakademie - the German Staff College - at Hamburg and later spent a number of years with NATO and the Bundeswehr. He has seen active service during a number of tours of Northern Ireland, with the US VII Corps during the Gulf War and in Bosnia.

Books By Author Robert J. Kershaw

24 Hours at the Somme by Robert J. Kershaw

24 Hours at the Somme

Paperback, April 2017
$19.28
Street in Arnhem by Robert J. Kershaw

A Street in Arnhem

Paperback, August 2015
$21.21
Tank Men by Robert J. Kershaw

Tank Men

Paperback, July 2015
$15.29
24 Hours at Waterloo by Robert J. Kershaw

24 Hours at Waterloo

Paperback, June 2015
$19.28