D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on 6 June
1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men,
and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich. This is a graphic account
of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the
campaign which effectively destroyed the German forces in France,
opening the way for the Allied advance. Including a wealth of superb
photographs and maps, the book also contains 30 facsimile items of
rare memorabilia, including diaries, letters and memos, as well as an
audio CD containing 72 minutes of veteran interviews, bringing this
'Day of Days' dramatically to life.
Professor Richard Holmes is author of a string of bestsellers, most recently Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front . He is author of the international bestseller The D-Day Experience (over 200,000 copies sold) and wrote the top 10 bestsellers Wellington: The Iron Duke and Red Coat. Richard was General Editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented seven documentary series for the BBC, beginning with "War Walks" and including the recent "In the Footsteps of Churchill".