D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Anthony Beevor

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From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.

The Allied fleet attempted by far the largest amphibious assault ever, and what followed was a battle as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. Casualties mounted on both sides, as did the tensions between the principal commanders. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Beevor draws upon his research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts, interviews conducted by combat historians just after the action, and many diaries and letters donated to museums and archives in recent years.

D-Day will surely be hailed as the consummate account of the Normandy invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to the liberation of Paris.

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Antony Beevor (born December 14, 1946, Kensington, Greater London, England, UK) - British historian and writer, author of a number of books on the history of the XX century, in particular about the Second World War. In all, his works have been translated into over 30 languages ​​with over 6 million copies sold. Honorary Doctor of Humanities (Doctor of Letters), University of Kent. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Letters. Winner of a number of historical and literary awards. Studied at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; after graduation in 1967-1970. served in the 11th Prince Albert Hussar Regiment, commanded a tank platoon on the eastern border of the FRG. He left military service in order to devote himself to literature and science. He is a student of World War II historian John Keegan. He is currently a visiting professor at the School of History, Classical Philology and Archeology at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he teaches a course on 20th century Spanish history. Beevor made his debut in 1982 with the monograph The Spanish Civil War. Beevor became famous for his books Stalingrad (1998) and The Fall of Berlin. 1945 "(Berlin - The Downfall 1945; 2002) in connection with the plots in" The Fall of Berlin "about the cruelty and violence that the population of Germany was subjected to by the Soviet troops. In 2002, in the article “Russian soldiers raped all German women from 8 to 80 years old. It was an army of rapists "(a phrase told to him by Soviet war correspondent Natalia Hesse) in The Guardian newspaper Beevor argued that" it was forbidden not only to write, but also to speak about the rape of German women in Soviet times, "and, in his words , in conversations with him, only a few veterans agreed to talk about it and remembered it without any regret. Among the Russians, this topic was touched upon, in particular, by the emigrant dissident Lev Kopelev. Beevor`s next studies are dedicated to Olga Chekhova and Vasily Grossman.

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Antony Beevor (born December 14, 1946, Kensington, Greater London, England, UK) - British historian and writer, author of a number of books on the history of the XX century, in particular about the Second World War. In all, his works have been translated into over 30 languages ​​with over 6 million copies sold. Honorary Doctor of Humanities (Doctor of Letters), University of Kent. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Letters. Winner of a number of historical and literary awards. Studied at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; after graduation in 1967-1970. served in the 11th Prince Albert Hussar Regiment, commanded a tank platoon on the eastern border of the FRG. He left military service in order to devote himself to literature and science. He is a student of World War II historian John Keegan. He is currently a visiting professor at the School of History, Classical Philology and Archeology at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he teaches a course on 20th century Spanish history. Beevor made his debut in 1982 with the monograph The Spanish Civil War. Beevor became famous for his books Stalingrad (1998) and The Fall of Berlin. 1945 "(Berlin - The Downfall 1945; 2002) in connection with the plots in" The Fall of Berlin "about the cruelty and violence that the population of Germany was subjected to by the Soviet troops. In 2002, in the article “Russian soldiers raped all German women from 8 to 80 years old. It was an army of rapists "(a phrase told to him by Soviet war correspondent Natalia Hesse) in The Guardian newspaper Beevor argued that" it was forbidden not only to write, but also to speak about the rape of German women in Soviet times, "and, in his words , in conversations with him, only a few veterans agreed to talk about it and remembered it without any regret. Among the Russians, this topic was touched upon, in particular, by the emigrant dissident Lev Kopelev. Beevor`s next studies are dedicated to Olga Chekhova and Vasily Grossman.