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Beevor, Antony, 1946-
D-day : the Battle for Normandy / Antony Beevor
Alternate Title Battle for Normandy
New York : Penguin Books, 2010, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  D756.5.N6 B387 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
Subject Normandy (France) -- History, Military -- 20th century
Physical Description xiii, 591 p., [26] p. pf plates : ill., maps, ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [571]-575) and index
First published in Great Britain by Penguin Books, Ltd., 2009--t.p. verso
Contents The decision -- Bearing the cross of Lorraine -- Watch on the Channel -- Sealing off the invasion area -- The airborne assault -- The armada crosses -- Omaha -- Utah and the airborne -- Gold and Juno -- Sword -- Securing the beachheads -- Failure at Caen -- Villers-Bocage -- The Americans on the Cotentin Peninsula -- Operation Epsom -- The battle of the Bocage -- Caen and the Hill of Calvary -- The final battle for Saint-Lô -- Operation Goodwood -- The plot against Hitler -- Operation Cobra : breakthrough -- Operation Cobra : breakout -- Brittany and Operation Bluecoat -- The Mortain counter-attack -- Operation Totalize -- The hammer and anvil -- The killing ground of the Falaise pocket -- The Paris uprising and the race for the Seine -- The liberation of Paris -- Aftermath
Summary From critically acclaimed world historian Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting

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