The Normandy Landing Beaches from Above

Yves Buffetaut

A photographer's book of aerial photographs, with captions of a renown historian.
Date Published :
April 2010
Publisher :
Ysec Editions
Contributor(s) :
François Levalet
Illustration :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782846731874
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 6.7 X 9 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


The Normandy landings have spawned hundreds of publications in the last 75 years, but until now, not a single one showed the main landings sites from above. The photographs in this book, taken by François Levalet with the help of a kite form a series of astonishing compositions: a brand new way of seeing the landing beaches and of discovering, from a completely new angle, places you thought you know very well. Yves Buffetaut texts put the photos into perspective, and offer, in a few pages, a very complete overview of the D-Day landings.

About The Author

Yves Buffetaut is an internationally respected French military historian and editor of Histoire & Collections major magazine, Militaria. He lives in France.


The Merville redoubt – The Merville Battery – Pegasus Bridge – The Grand Bunker of Ouistreham – Sword Beach : Hillman position – Sword Beach, Lion-sur-Mer – Sword Beach, Luc-sur-Mer – Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer – Douvres, the radar site – Gold Beach, la Marefontaine battery – Gold Beach, Meuvaines – Gold Beach, Asnelles – Gold Beach, Arromanches – Gold Beach – The Longues-sur-Mer Battery – The Longues-sur-Mer Semaphore – Omaha Beach, American cemetery – Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer – The Pointe du Hoc Battery – Utah – Sainte-Mère-Église – The Azeville Battery – The Crisbecq Battery

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