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.
“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”
“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”
“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”
“Laced with firsthand accounts...the book provides an invaluable narrative”
Who Do You Think You Are Magazine
“A powerful account of the invasion”
“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”