D-Day (Turning Points in History) : "Ideal for tucking into a day-pack for tours of Normandy's history-laden beaches."
"The finest short overview of Operation Overlord--the greatest amphibious assault in the history of warfare--is undoubtedly Sir Martin Gilbert's D-Day, a stunningly impressive account. As might be expected from Churchill's biographer, Gilbert is masterly on the grand strategic vision behind the Allied invasion of Normandy, but he also concentrates on the tremendous human story on the ground. Two sentences from this book actually moved me to tears when I read them, coming soon after a harrowing description of the often hand-to-hand fighting two miles behind the Sword and Gold beaches."
--Andrew Roberts, Evening Standard (London)
|History & Geography||Military|