D-Day 1944 HC

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D-Day 1944: The Making of Victory
Anthony Tucker-Jones
304 Pages

Two years earlier the Dieppe Raid had ended in disaster – despite their meticulous planning the Allies feared Operation Overlord might go the same way. Instead D-Day proved an incredible success; however, what followed was marred by serious mistakes on both sides resulting in three months of bitter fighting. Established military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones brings his expert eye to bear on the D-Day landings and subsequent Normandy campaign, using first-hand accounts to dramatically place the reader in the midst of the action, and revealing how Hitler’s forces successfully avoided total annihilation by managing a quite extraordinary escape across the Seine. The unknown battle for Rouen was the key and is examined in depth for the very first time.