By Antony Beevor
Reissued with a new foreword for the 75th Anniversary.
The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was huge and what followed was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war. As casualties mounted, so did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side.
Antony Beevor's inimitably gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. He lands the reader on the beach alongside the heroes whose stories he so masterfully renders in their full terrifying glory.
'Magnificent, vivid, moving, superb' Max Hastings, Sunday Times
'A thrilling story, with all Beevor's narrative mastery' Chris Patten, Financial Times