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Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 - Aug. 5, 1944

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Acclaimed military historian John Keegan’s investigation into World War II and the Normandy Invasion

The armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest Allied achievement of World War II. With dramatic, driving power, John Keegan describes the massed armies—American, Canadian, English, French, German, and Polish—at successive stages of the invasion. As he details the strategies of the military engagements, Keegan brilliantly shows how each of the armies reflected its own nation's values and traditions. In a new introduction written especially to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day, he contemplates the ways the events at the battle of Normandy still reverberate today.

“The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy

 

“John Keegan writes about war better than almost anyone in our century.” –The Washington Post Book World

 

“Very dramatic… Very well done… a book which conjures romance from some very hard fighting.” –A. J. P. Taylor, The New York Review of Books

 

“The story of this vast, complex, and risky amphibious assault, and the campaign which followed, has been told many times, but never better than by John Keegan.” –The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

The armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest Allied achievement of World War II. With dramatic, driving power, John Keegan describes the massed armies—American, Canadian, English, French, German, and Polish—at successive stages of the invasion. As he details the strategies of the military engagements, Keegan brilliantly shows how each of the armies reflected its own nation's values and traditions. In a new introduction written especially to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day, he contemplates the ways the events in Normandy still reverberate today.

Synopsis:

The man "who writes about the war better than almost anyone in our century" ( The Washington Post Book World) here details how the armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest allied achievement of World War II.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-349) and indexes.

About the Author

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934–2012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature.

Table of Contents

Six Armies in Normandy Illustrations and Credits

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Prologue

In the Invasion Area

1. Journey to the Second Front

Stilwell

Wedemeyer

Eisenhower

Molotov

Marshall

Brooke

Montgomery

Rommel

2. All-American Screaming Eagles

Flight

Descent

Landing

Gathering

Action

1. The 3rd/505th at Ste Mère-Eglise

2. The 1st/505th at the Merderet

3. The 2nd/507th at Cauquigny

4. The 3rd/506th at the Douve Bridges

5. The 1st/502nd at WXYZ

6. The 3rd/501st at Pouppeville

3. Canada: to the South Shore

Dieppe: the Awful Warning

Fire Support

The German Defenders

Bombardment

Run-in

Touch-down

Inland

4. Scottish Corridor

The Fight of the Panzer Divisions

The March to the Battlefield

The Fall of Cherbourg

The Great Storm

Epsom

Scotland the Brave

Finding the Enemy

Across the River

5. Yeomen of England

Planning a Break-through

The Waiting Armour

Moving Up

Bombardment

Into the Corridor

Battle Group von Luck

Counter-attack

Repercussions

6. The Honour of the German Army

Break-through

Patton

The Will of the Führer

Operation Lüttich

7. 'A Polish Battlefield'

'The Worst Day of My Life'

Command Indecision

General Sikorski's Tourists

Contact at Chambois

The Mace

8. Free France

Insurrection

Truce

De Gaulle

La Division Leclerc

Liberation

Epilogue

From the Atlantic Wall to the Iron Curtain

Appendix: British, American and German Divisions in Normandy, June 6th-August 25th, 1944

References

Select Bibliography

Index

Index of Formations and Units

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140235425
Author:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Normandy
Subject:
Europe History 1918-1945.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
v. V
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.75x5.08x.88 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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The armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest Allied achievement of World War II. With dramatic, driving power, John Keegan describes the massed armies—American, Canadian, English, French, German, and Polish—at successive stages of the invasion. As he details the strategies of the military engagements, Keegan brilliantly shows how each of the armies reflected its own nation's values and traditions. In a new introduction written especially to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day, he contemplates the ways the events in Normandy still reverberate today.

"Synopsis" by , The man "who writes about the war better than almost anyone in our century" ( The Washington Post Book World) here details how the armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest allied achievement of World War II.

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