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Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day: The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe

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ISBN13: 9780760343920
ISBN10: 0760343926
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Normandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in 96 full-color pages. The initial paratrooper assault is shown, as well as the storming of the five D-Day beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. But the story does not end there. Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore. The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea. This book depicts the such key events in the Allied liberation of Europe as:
1. Construction of the Mulberry Harbors, two giant artificial harbors built in England and floated across the English Channel so that troops, vehicles, and supplies could be offloaded across the invasion beaches.
2. The Capture of Cherbourg, the nearest French port, against a labyrinth of Gennan pillboxes.
3. The American fight through the heavy bocage (hedgerow country) to take the vital town of Saint-Lô.
4. The British-Canadian struggle for the city of Caen against the “Hitler Youth Division,” made up of 23,000 seventeen- and eighteen-year-old Nazi fanatics.
5. The breakout of General Patton’s Third Army and the desperate US 30th Division’s defense of Mortaine.
6. The Falaise Pocket, known as the “Killing Ground, ” where the remnants of two German armies were trapped and bombed and shelled into submission. The slaughter was so great that 5,000 Germans were buried in one mass grave.
7. The Liberation of Paris, led by the 2nd Free French Armored Division, which had been fighting for four long years with this goal in mind.

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Normandy is a historically accurate and serious graphic narrative of the most anticipated event of World War II: the invasion of Normandy.

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The Invasion of Normandy was the most anticipated event of WWII. A historically accurate and serious graphic narrative by Wayne Vansant, Normandy depicts the invasion of Normandy on five beaches—Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword—to the construction of Mulberry Harbors, the capture of Cherbourg, the fight for Saint-Lô and also Caen, the breakout of Patton’s Third Army, the fights at the Falaise Pocket, to the liberation of Paris.

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Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Marbleton, GA) was the primary artist for Marvel’s The ‘Nam for more than five years. Since then, he has written and illustrated many historically accurate books such as Antietam: The Fiery Trial (with the National Park Service) and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History.  He is currently finishing up Gettysburg (Zenith, 2013) for the 150 anniversary of America's most famous battle.

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“What a glorious book, vivid, accurate, utterly bewitching.” -Alex Kershaw, bestselling author of The Bedford Boys, One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice

 
The Allied invasion of Europe was the most anticipated event of WWII.  In this powerful graphic history, Wayne Vansant tells the intricate story of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord from the invasion of five D-Day beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword) on June 6, 1944, to the liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944. In between Vansant paints a portrait of the campaign’s vicious and unforgiving fighting, including the Allies’ capture of Cherbourg, the deadly battles in hedgerow country, the Allied struggle for Caen, the breakout of Patton’s Third Army, and the eventual defeat of Axis forces in the Falaise Pocket. It was the Allied success in Normandy that hastened the beginning of the end for the Nazis.
 
About the Author -
Writer and artist Wayne Vansant was the primary artist for Marvel’s The ‘Nam for more than five years. Since then he has written and/or illustrated many historically accurate graphic histories including Antietam: The Fiery Trial (for the National Park Service) and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History. He is currently working on Gettysburg, a graphic history of the Civil War’s most famous battle. 

About the Author

Marbleton, GA

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Second Front Now!

Chapter 2 How Peaceful the Land Looked

Chapter 3 Hitting the Beaches

Chapter 4 Bloody Omaha

Chapter 5 The Skin of Their Teeth

Chapter 6 The Tigers of Villers-Bocage

Chapter 7 Death in the Hedgerows

Chapter 8 The Devil’s Children

Chapter 9 The Capital of Ruins

Chapter 10 Blood & Thunder

Chapter 11 The Cobra Strikes!

Chapter 12 “Come and Get Us!”

Chapter 13 Third Army Rampage

Chapter 14 The Killing Ground

Chapter 15 “Aux Barricades!”

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HistoryWriter, February 4, 2013 (view all comments by HistoryWriter)
This was the first nonfiction "graphic novel" I've read and I enjoyed it a great deal. I think the history is good and well written. The graphics are also excellent and entertaining. There are a small number of criticisms, like on page 75 the author states that we "had our tank aces too" and mentions Sgt Lafayette Pool of the 3rd Armored Division, but doesn't say what made him a "tank ace." At the same time, however, the book actually mentioned some things I did not know about the Normandy Campaign, like on page 59 where Vansant tells us that Sgt Curtis Culin of the 79th Infantry Division invented the "Hedgerow Cutter" that mounted on armored vehicles to help them bust through hedgerows.

I enjoyed the book, no doubt, but I still like to get my history from a traditional book or documentary. However, I wonder, and hope, that this kind of history book would engage anyone, not just the young. And anything that gets more people tuned in to history is more than okay with me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780760343920
Author:
Vansant, Wayne
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Author:
Vansant, Wayne
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Zenith Graphic Histories
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
470 color and 2 b/w photos
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Normandy is a historically accurate and serious graphic narrative of the most anticipated event of World War II: the invasion of Normandy.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Invasion of Normandy was the most anticipated event of WWII. A historically accurate and serious graphic narrative by Wayne Vansant, Normandy depicts the invasion of Normandy on five beaches—Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword—to the construction of Mulberry Harbors, the capture of Cherbourg, the fight for Saint-Lô and also Caen, the breakout of Patton’s Third Army, the fights at the Falaise Pocket, to the liberation of Paris.
"Synopsis" by ,

Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Marbleton, GA) was the primary artist for Marvel’s The ‘Nam for more than five years. Since then, he has written and illustrated many historically accurate books such as Antietam: The Fiery Trial (with the National Park Service) and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History.  He is currently finishing up Gettysburg (Zenith, 2013) for the 150 anniversary of America's most famous battle.

"Synopsis" by ,
“What a glorious book, vivid, accurate, utterly bewitching.” -Alex Kershaw, bestselling author of The Bedford Boys, One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice

 
The Allied invasion of Europe was the most anticipated event of WWII.  In this powerful graphic history, Wayne Vansant tells the intricate story of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord from the invasion of five D-Day beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword) on June 6, 1944, to the liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944. In between Vansant paints a portrait of the campaign’s vicious and unforgiving fighting, including the Allies’ capture of Cherbourg, the deadly battles in hedgerow country, the Allied struggle for Caen, the breakout of Patton’s Third Army, and the eventual defeat of Axis forces in the Falaise Pocket. It was the Allied success in Normandy that hastened the beginning of the end for the Nazis.
 
About the Author -
Writer and artist Wayne Vansant was the primary artist for Marvel’s The ‘Nam for more than five years. Since then he has written and/or illustrated many historically accurate graphic histories including Antietam: The Fiery Trial (for the National Park Service) and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History. He is currently working on Gettysburg, a graphic history of the Civil War’s most famous battle. 

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