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The Battle of Normandy 1944


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D-Day June 6, 1944; Caen and the Allied Command June 7; Battle for the Bridgehead June 8-12; Supply and Cherbourg; June 19-29; Epsom June 18-30; Attrition or Stalemate?; June 30 - July 9; Goodwood July 18-21; Cobra July 25-30; Brittany and Falaise; August 1-10; The Mortain Counter-Attack August 7-12; Retreat to the Seine August 23 - September 1

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Guaranteed interest both in the UK and US Winning mixture of trenchant analysis and oral history '... formidably well-researched ... his detailed references to the units involved, with personal accounts from the dwindling numbers of combatants, bear witness to the author's thorough investigation of every aspect of the campaign.' SOLDIER MAGAZINE 'A balanced history that does justice to men involved in Normandy, whatever their uniform' - Contemporary Review

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Robin Neillands served in 45 Commando Royal Marines during the 1950s. He now works as a journalist and travel writer and has a growing reputation as a military historian. He has published many books on British military history from the Napoleonic era through to the Second World War. His co-author Roderick de Normann also has a military background and several military histories to his credit.


THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY got a very big review in the NEW STATESMAN on 6th February 2003: '... certain American historians - not to mention screenwriters -have long offered an alternative explanation: that the British preferred to sit tight in their foxholes drinking endless cups of tea rather than do theirshare of the fighting. This myth receives a witting and efficient rebuttal in Robin Neillands's book. He writes with an urgency because, as he notes, "itcannot be too long before some American academic reveals how the US contingent played a decisive part in beating the French at the Battle of Agincourt in1415 while the 'cautious' and 'timid' British archers looked on in 'watchful

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