25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | August 24, 2015

    Ellen Urbani: IMG Like Every Other Survivor



    I have an uncommon penchant for aligning myself with disaster and death. Tornadoes and wildfires and armed guerrillas have chased me. Riptides... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Landfall

      Ellen Urbani 9780988265776

    spacer

Fighting the Invasion: The German Army at D-Day (Greenhill Military Paperbacks)

by

Fighting the Invasion: The German Army at D-Day (Greenhill Military Paperbacks) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In June 1944 Allied troops were massing along the shores of southern England, in readiness for the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Facing them, from the Pas de Calais to Brittany, were German troops, dug in, waiting and preparing for the inevitable confrontation. This unique compilation of in-depth accounts by German commanders presents D-Day, and the events leading up to it, from the point of view of the officers entrusted with preventing the Allied landings. The accounts David Isby has selected, all written soon after the war's close for American military intelligence, cover preparations for invasion and intricately chart the development of German strategy as invasion looms. After detailing this planning stage, and the uncertain waiting, the accounts then turn to the ordeal of D-Day itself, the reactions to the first reports of troop landings, and a blow-by-blow account of the fighting. Fighting the Invasion paints a superb picture of D-Day from the German perspective, bringing home the entire experience from the initial waiting to the bitter fighting on the beaches and running battles in Normandy villages. These are first-hand accounts by German officers and commanders that have never been published before in any language.

Synopsis:

Leading german generals explain how and why they were unable to defeat the Allied invasion. In their own words corps and divisional commanders recount their preparations to meet and defeat the invaders, and the subsequent ordeal of the landings themselves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853676055
Subtitle:
Fighting the Invasion
Author:
Isby, David C
Editor:
Isby, David C.
Author:
Isby, David C.
Author:
Blumentritt
Publisher:
Greenhill Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
60
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Battle Gear
Publication Date:
20060219
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.19x6.17x.79 in. .89 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Germany

Fighting the Invasion: The German Army at D-Day (Greenhill Military Paperbacks) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Greenhill Books - English 9781853676055 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Leading german generals explain how and why they were unable to defeat the Allied invasion. In their own words corps and divisional commanders recount their preparations to meet and defeat the invaders, and the subsequent ordeal of the landings themselves.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.