Buy D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. 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.

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But still, the book manages to give the reader a chance to visualize those events on the ground: More than anything, this book left me with a sense that I would never know, could never know what the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians of all nationalities and creed suffered through and gave, during this horrific, savage, eternally-fascinating war.

I read one of Anthony Beevor’s other books Stalingrad while I was bicycling and traveling by train across Turkey. It sounds a bit dry but the recounting is a highly entertaining and fascinating read that’s a real page-turner. Not as good as Beevor’s earlier books on Stalingrad or the fall of Berlin.

Published July 1st by Viking first published The author also discusses at length the bomb plot, and how the Army officers were deluded into thinking that assassinating Hitler would allow them to make a separate peace with the British and Americans Beevor details the difficult and often contentious internal relationships political and personal among commanders on both sides of the front and how those conflicts affected the course of battles and the men who fought them.

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Once again a gripping narrative is the result. While the book is a miltary history, Beevor keeps intersting for none miltary historians by including touching little stories and details like the hairstyle of American troops.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon X Fun stories for kids on the go. The story is told from a broad perspective covering command decisions, strategic analysis and battle descriptions.

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Beevor also included the genesis for Operation Overlord the codename for the landings and its planning. The Battle for Normandy, and he does not disappoint. Beevor says that it wasn’t Allied forces’ material superiority but their successful use of combined arms and their high learning curve that were decisive in a victory that shaped postwar Europe. That is not an issue here. Nov 08, Amadeus Schwerner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 01, William rated it liked it.

See all Editorial Reviews. Beevor is also critical of the use of bombers as infantry support, and points out numerous tactical and strategic errors which cost lives and time. For instance that many of the American soldiers shaved their heads for easier treatment of wounds and many of the shavers left a Mohawk. Penguin Books September 30, Publication Date: Though it is hard to match Hastings’s Overlord in particular, the fact is that Beevor has indeed added to the account.

The high point, at least for me, was our trip to Normandy. I won’t go on about it.

That Montgomery won, despite the various setbacks, is a mark of how good a general he was. Beevor is especially gripping in his account of the U.

More from the web. I learned much about the topic I hadn’t read before. Preview — D-Day by Antony Beevor. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. He is sharply critical of senior commanders on both sides: It is a practice that actually does more to showcase the acts of heroism where they occur than does the older style of simply glossing over the unsavory stuff.


The historian must always make a choice between the work of beeor and the work of analysis. D-Day contains more “military-ese” jargon which may be unfamiliar to more casual readers.

I nlrmandy past the age of being mortified by him, and well into the age of being constantly irritated with him. Moving from the initial drama about adverse weather forecasts, to surveillance of the assault beaches, to individual accounts of each beach, to the breakout for Paris, the action never lets dau.

BTW, I read this book on a recent trip to France to visit the Normandy region where the Allies slugged it out with the Germans for the first few weeks of the invasion. There, 9, crosses and Stars of David lay before you in terrible, beautiful symmetry. Was this book pages short?

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

To ask other readers questions about D-Dayplease sign up. However, I think the bottom line is the Germans just wanted to be done and get back to the normal way of life. Jan 23, Douglas rated it did not like it.