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  • Published: 16 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473564077
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 720
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Normandy ‘44

D-Day and the Battle for France




Perfectly timed to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, this brings an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history from renowned World War Two historian James Holland.

An entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history from renowned World War Two historian James Holland.

The well-trod narrative follows the view that the Allies, led by the USA, had the material advantage, but the Germans were superior in terms of training, tactical ability and weaponry. To James Holland, this view of the Germans is nonsense. In his new book on D-Day, he will be using the opportunity to halt this ongoing mythologising in its tracks.

  • Pub date: 16 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473564077
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 720
Categories:

About the Author

James Holland

James Holland is a historian, writer and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain and Dam Busters, and, most recently, Burma ’44, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War in the West. He has presented – and written – a large number of television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery. He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of WarGen.org an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalke Valley History Hit podcast. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @James1940.

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Praise for Normandy ‘44

“As an account of this mighty and vitally significant clash of armies, Normandy ’44 stands as richly impressive, hard to surpass”

William Boyd, TImes Literary Supplement

“A superb account of the invasions that deserves immense praise…To convey the human drama of Normandy requires great knowledge and sensitivity. Holland has both in spades”

The Times

“An invigorating new history of the Allied invasion of France”

Strong Words Magazine

“A readable account of one of the 20th century's most defining battles provides a strategic overview enlivened by personal accounts of the horror ... for the general reader there are plenty of surprises”

The i

“An impressive new account of D-Day ... Holland knows his stuff when it comes to military matters ... he reads the minds of the generals, their tactics, their blunders - on both sides”

Daily Mail

“Laced with firsthand accounts...the book provides an invaluable narrative”

Who Do You Think You Are Magazine

“A powerful account of the invasion”

The Times

“Any past criticism of General Montgomery’s leadership and tactics is put into a fresh focus … armed with the newly-presented facts we are able to make sense of the broader picture”

Best of British

“An epic telling of the Normandy invasion … one of Britain’s foremost military historians”

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