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Overlord D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

ISBN-10: 0671554352

ISBN-13: 9780671554354

Edition: 1985

Authors: Max Hastings

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On June 6, 1944, the American and British armies staged the greatest amphibious landing in history to begin Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Despite the Allies' absolute command of sea and air and vast firepower, it took ten weeks of fierce fighting for them to overpower the tenacious, superbly skilled German army. Now, forty years later, British war correspondent and military historian Max Hastings has drawn on many interviews and newly available documents to construct a dense, dramatic portrait of the Normandy invasion that overturns the traditional legends. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 5/23/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

British journalist, editor, and historian Max Hastings was born on December 28, 1945. He was a foreign correspondent for BBC television and London's Evening Standard, for which he later served as editor from 1996 to 2001. Hastings also worked as editor and editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph. In addition to presenting BBC historical documentaries and writing numerous books of military history, Hastings has contributed to publications including the Daily Mail, The Guardian, and the New York Review of Books. He received the nonfiction Somerset Maugham Award for Bomber Command, as well as the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize for both Overlord and The Battle for the Falklands. His title Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. Hastings was knighted in 2002, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and from 2002-2007 was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Prologue
"Much the Greatest Thing We Have Ever Attempted"
Preparations: Commanders; Airmen; Invaders; Defenders
To the Far Shore: The Overture; The American beaches; The British beaches; Inland
The British Before Caen: Closing the lines; Villers-Bocage; EPSOM
The Americans Before Cherbourg: The bocage; The battle for Cherbourg
The German Army: Stemming the Tide: Soldiers: Weapons
The Battlefield: From the beachhead to the front; Casualties
Crisis of Confidence: The fall of Caen; Goodwood
The Breakout: Cobra; The limits of air power
The Open Flank
The Road to Falaise
The Gap
Notes and References
Appendices
Glossary
Chronology of the Normandy Campaign
Allied Order of Battle
German land forces encountered by the Allies in Normandy
Bibliography and a note on sources
Acknowledgements
Index