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D-Day has ratings and reviews. Matt said: Christmas break, my sophomore year in college, I went to England and France with my brother, my dad. Beevor has established a solid reputation as a chronicler of WWII’s great eastern front battles: Stalingrad and Berlin. In addressing D-Day. “Glorious, horrifying D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women.”—TimeBeevor’s.

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Write a customer review. The Battle for Normandy. Where it really brings the battle for Normandy, and more generally the tbe of France, to life, is through the extensive use of quotations. Good analysis of the strategy and how things did not turn out as planned.

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor: review – Telegraph

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Beevor has the gift of melding the general story with minute personal details, some humorous, some deeply moving.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I just wished bqttle were more of them to make a painting of the story instead of giving us a good picture. A lack of things that were open. This was only a tiny part of the burden that airborne troops carried. That is not an issue here. The numbers of casualties were similar. The chapter on the Omaha Beach landings is almost the literary version of the opening scene of the movie Saving Private Ryan, with the same horror and pace.


What men they were.

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor: review

I can only describe this book as a masterpiece. While the book is a riveting read, I observed that it would have been better if Mr. Oct 06, Brad rated it it was amazing. Anybody rhe do it. Only about half of the book is about D-Day itself, for it continues with the breakout from Normandy, the bomb plot against Hitler, the closing of the Falaise Gap, and goes all the way to the liberation of Paris. The Battle for Normandy, and he does not disappoint. To ask other readers questions about D-Dayplease sign up.

His recounting of Stalingrad got into the dirty details, both at the top and lower echelons. D-Day contains more “military-ese” jargon which may be unfamiliar dag more casual readers.

Return to Book Page. But the fact is that the French civilians of northern France had plenty of reasons to be resentful, as well as many norrmandy to be grateful. Dec 01, William rated it liked it. A classic Beevor presentation. It is extremely detailed giving the movements normandyy actions down to company levels.


Excellent portrayal of the fanaticism of the SS, and regul Excellent account of the D-Day landing and, more so, of the Normandy campaign that followed. May 14, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many planes were flying too low, and those paratroopers who had landed successfully witnessed the sickening sound of bodies hitting the ground around them, which they compared to “watermelons falling off the back of a truck”.

I learned much about the topic I hadn’t read before. Antony Beevor is at the Hay festival today. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

D-Day : The Battle for Normandy

As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The contrast with off-duty German troops, who had been forbidden to even nomrandy in the street, could hardly have been greater.

Want to Read saving…. Normandy NormaundieFrance. That seems “bloody obvious,” but the French side often gets short shrift.