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D-Day

D-Day

ISBN: 9780711033238

Author: Robert J. Kershaw

Publisher: Ian Allan

Format: Paperback, 504 Pages

Price: AUD $13.95
RRP: AUD $17.95

Many books have been written about the Normandy landings, but Robert Kershaw brings a new perspective by drawing heavily on German and Allied sources little used in the standard accounts. The actual landings and the subsequent few days of battle often resolved themselves into a multitude of desperate small-scale struggles - for the next few yards of beach, to cross the next field, or to reach the next hedgerow. By looking at the battle at this level through the eyes of both Allied and German participants, the author is able to develop new insights into the successes and failures of both sides. He also shows why the battle for Normandy developed into the long and bitter struggle that has become so well known.

The book features extracts from the German telephone log for Omaha Beach, bringing the landings to life. The author also analyses the failure by both sides to balance tank and infantry forces in the difficult Normandy terrain, and examines why the Allies, with local superiority in the early days, were unable to break out earlier or form a larger bridgehead.

Book Title: D-Day
Publisher: Ian Allan
Title Release: October 2010
ISBN: 9780711033238
Author: Robert J. Kershaw
Format: Paperback, 504 Pages
About the Author: Robert Kershaw joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973, commanded 10 PARA and left as a full Colonel in 2006. He attended the German Staff College, the Fuhrungsakedemie, and spent two years with the Bundeswehr as an infantry, airborne and arctic warfare instructor. His active service includes tours in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War (during which he was awarded the US Bronze Star) and Bosnia. He has exercised in various parts of the world and served in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Military service has equipped him with a rich spectrum of skills and experience which he has been able to draw upon and readily apply to his second career. He is now a professional writer and has written seven books, interviewed on numerous TV documentaries and published articles in the Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail and Express.

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