The Telegraph - The D Day Landings

Philip Warner

Operation OVERLORD June 1944 was the greatest seaborne invasion, indeed the greatest military endeavor, of all time.

Though eventually a brilliant victory, and duly celebrated as a triumph of intelligence, planning, combined operations and international co-operation, the D Day Landings came close to being the greatest military history disaster.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526764164

Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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Operation OVERLORD June 1944 was the greatest seaborne invasion, indeed the greatest military endeavor, of all time.

Though eventually a brilliant victory, and duly celebrated as a triumph of intelligence, planning, combined operations and international cooperation, the D Day Landings came close to being the greatest military history disaster.

From the parachutists and glider pilots landed behind enemy lines to the sappers, gunners, tank crews, signals, infantry, chaplains and surgeons - and the vast armada of ships and landing craft that brought them to the congested beaches - each has their own story of excitement, elation, horror and heroism.

A unique collection of letters and accounts from all ranks and regiments, this book champions the ordinary men who made it possible.

About The Author
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Philip Warner (1914-2000) enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals after graduating from St Catherine's, Cambridge in 1939. He fought in Malaya and spent 1,100 days as 'a guest of the Emperor' in Changi and on the Railway of Death, an experience he never discussed. He was a legendary figure to generations of cadets during his thirty years as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Yet he will arguably be best remembered for his contribution of more than 2,000 obituaries of prominent army figures to The Daily Telegraph.

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