D-Day Overlord

The Great Invasion and the Battle for Normandy - 75th Anniversary

Updated to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, D-Day: Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy , tells the full story of the invasion, with detailed accounts of each of the five landing zones on June 6, 1944, the airborne assault and the Normandy campaign that followed.
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Contributor(s) :
Dan Sharp
Language:
English
Illustration :
200 drawings and photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911276883
Pages : 132
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
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Overview
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Updated to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, D-Day Overlord tells the full story of the invasion, with detailed accounts of each of the five landing zones on June 6, 1944, the airborne assault and the Normandy campaign that followed.

It was the most ambitious military operation in history - the invasion of Nazi-occupied France by sea. A fleet larger than any ever seen before was assembled and launched under conditions of utmost secrecy to catch the defenders of Adolf Hitler’s formidable Atlantic Wall by surprise.

At H-Hour on D-Day, British, American and Canadian soldiers landed on beaches whose codenames have since become a byword for heroism - Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. Men waded ashore into a hail of machine gun fire and fought their way through a tangle of concrete bunkers and armored emplacements.

More ferocious combat followed as fanatical Waffen-SS divisions armed with terrifying new weapons such as the King Tiger tank battled to the death to contain the Allied advance.

D-Day Overlord: The Great Invasion and the Battle for Normandy tells the story of the most important battle of the Second World War and remembers the men whose extraordinary courage and sacrifice brought about the liberation of Europe and put an end to Hitler’s tyranny.

About The Author
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Dan Sharp studied history at the University of Liverpool before beginning a career in journalism. Having spent several years as the news editor of a regional daily newspaper, he switched to motorcycle magazines. His previously published works on aviation have covered subjects ranging from German Second World War projects to Concorde. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.