Buy D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. 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.

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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor: review – Telegraph

Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for 5 years before resigning his commission. 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.

Got myself a nice hardcover copy.

The Decision to Launch: This was a long hard read. The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor. He is not as beautiful a writer or as gifted a storyteller as Rick Atkinson, who recently covered this same time period in his magisterial The Guns at Last Light.

Though the subject is well-trod, Beevor attempts to present different viewpoints than those already published. But worth the every page and word I read.

But still, the book manages to give the reader a chance to visua 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.


This book was recommended my my son Russel who picked it up while traveling in Asia.

Even allowing for that, it was sometimes hard to imagine the epic struggle that took place on this sand, amid the grass-swept dunes and craggy heights. I drop a star because I felt he laid it on a little heavy about Montgomery’s personality defects, like there were no others with similar issues that rise to that level of command. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The Battle of the Bocage. But it is a way of saying that Beevor — in terms of literary merit, at least — works with a lower ceiling.

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

Sep 21, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: In addressing D-Day, he faces much wider competition with historians like Stephen Ambrose and Max Hastings, who also use his method of integrating personal experiences, tactical engagements, operational intentions and strategic plans. Beevor gets better with each book. And the wealth of information from the German perspective was also wonderful. That Montgomery won, antoony the various setbacks, is a xntony of how good a general he was.

He mentions some of the less perfect aspects of the other commanders, but seems to single out Monty for particular attention and it becomes distracting. Many planes were flying too low, and those paratroopers who had landed successfully witnessed the sickening sound of bodies hitting the ground around them, which they compared to “watermelons falling off the back of a truck”.

Published July 1st by Viking first published We might ask about the quality of the men’s training that they would choose a farmhouse as the likely source o Beevor, at great length, tells us very little new.


Beevor, at great length, tells us very little new.

What I found most interesting was the mention of small details. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Beevor does a great job explaining how they overcame the: Beevor is somewhere between Ambrose who provides much more detail on the experience of the individual soldiers, particularly infantry and Liddell Hart and Keegan, who take a more professional, tactical and strategic view.

His recounting of Stalingrad got into the dirty details, both at normxndy top and lower echelons.

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With no landings, the Russians could have made sntony across Western Europe, and then what? The points are there and the dots are connected. Also glossed over in other accounts were instances of allied war crimes especially the shooting of prisoners. He takes in the attrition battles before Caen; the bleak, bloody slog through the hedgerow country of Normandy, the dizzying breakout at St.

For instance beevot many of the American soldiers shaved their This book was recommended my my son Russel who picked it up while traveling in Asia. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is a modern history, and as such covers a lot of the horrors that go unmentioned by writers closer the time of WW2.