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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.

Reviews

‘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

‘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

'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

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781787631281

    May 21, 2019

    Bantam Press

    720 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • Hardback

    9781787631274

    May 16, 2019

    Bantam Press

    720 pages

    RRP $60.00

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  • EBook

    9781473564077

    May 16, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    720 pages

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  • Audio Download

    9781473571839

    May 16, 2019

    Transworld Digital

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