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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New to me in this account were details and totals of French casualties and of the destruction of French towns from allied shelling and bombing. I enjoyed seeing this oft-told event placed in its wider context.
Normandu read 4 of his books and am reading The Battle of the Bulge now. What must it have been like to parachute into occupied Normandy in the early hours before dawn on June 6, ?
The Battle for Normandy. For instance that many of the American soldiers shaved their heads for easier treatment of wounds and many of the shavers left a Mohawk.
The pleasure of this book lies in the vividness of an episodic narrative, backed up by judicious use of quotation. And, after all, we had just bombed the hell out of Normandy.
The author chronicles the horrible dangers and heavy casualties, and gives a good description of what life was like for both Germans, Allied troops, and French civilians.
He treats the Allies, the Germans, and the French will equal candor. Antony Beevor begins his account of this now almost mythic narrative five days earlier, by describing the head of the allied weather forecasting team, James Stagg, receiving a broadside from General Harold Bull, assistant chief of staff to the supreme commander, Dwight D Eisenhower.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Perhaps I just don’t know what I’m looking at. Dec 13, Michael Flanagan rated it it was amazing Shelves: A good narrative of the battle and liberation of Normandy and Paris, the book tells the story of how the Americans, British, Canadian, and other Allied forces landed on France and began the bloody fight to liberate France and defeat Nazi Germany.
Hemingway at the timeperhaps rivaling only Patton in his ill-timed and gauche machismo.
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor: review – Telegraph
Hardcoverpages. Xntony though Beevor is well capable of the latter, we should be glad he has chosen the former. They were not afraid to listen to bright civilians from the business world now in uniform and above all they were not afraid to experiment.
Even the high commanders, such as Rommel the great tank commander of the Northern Africa campaignwas trying to convince Hitler to surrender.
I won’t go on about it. I have to say that I found much of the normzndy to be absolutely valuable.
Anyone who’s read Stephen Ambrose will recognize this as a direct contradiction of the heart-warming twaddle that he peddles, and perhaps Ambrose doesn’t warrant explicit insult. Beevor paints Montgomery as being self-serving — angering not only American commanders, but British ones as well. This book is is the perfect companion to Ambrose’s intimate account of the soldier experience.
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There is also a chapter devoted to the July 20th plot against Adolf Hitler. The result was a battle of attrition: It continually created destruction and chaos in the German front and behind in their supply lines.
While the book is a miltary history, Beevor keeps intersting for none miltary historians by including touching little stories battlr details like the hairstyle of American troops. The Best Books of Product details File Size: And the wealth of information from the German perspective was also wonderful.
Karen and I went to Normanxy when we were in Paris in ’09 and were moved, surprised and intrigued. Crops were devastated and the fields dotted with the rotting carcases of cows. The bleak melancholy of a post-Christmas, wintry London.
Aug 23, Espen rated it really liked it Shelves: Also notable is DeGaulle’s presence. Open Preview See a Problem?
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor: review
Set up a giveaway. This book tells us how successful that deception was, even after D-Day itself. As the author points out the total air dominance of the Allies was probably their supreme advantage through-out the long Normandy campaign.
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