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D-Day and Normandy: A Visual History

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D-Day and Normandy: A Visual History

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ISBN: 9781912423217 Category:

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Operation Overlord, the codename given to the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe in 1944, was arguably the most challenging, complicated and risky military operation in history. It began on 6 June with Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion ever seen, when 150,000 troops crossed the Channel and attempted to land on the beaches at Normandy. This assault would lay the foundation for the Allied victory on the Western Front, and is now commonly known as D-Day.

This highly illustrated book, first published to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, will reconstruct the historic landings and the resultant battle for Normandy using artefacts, documents, interviews, film, art and photographs from the archives at IWM. Importantly, it will feature first-hand accounts of the action from the vast documents and sound collection, allowing the reader to follow a personal narrative throughout and experience what it was like to live through what was one of the most significant campaigns of the Second World War.

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Dimensions 220 × 260 mm
Author

Anthony Richards

Author Bio

Anthony Richards is the head of documents and sound at Imperial War Museums. He is the author of many books, including The Somme: A Visual History, The War on Paper, and Guests of the Third Reich, all also published by Imperial War Museums.

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9781912423217

Book Type

Paperback / softback

D-Day And Normandy A Visual History

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ISBN: 9781912423040 Category:

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In the hours before dawn on June 6, 1944, an unprecedented assemblage of men, weapons, and machines swung into action. The long-awaited, highly secret D-Day invasion had begun. By the end of the day, the mission to liberate Europe had made its most crucial advance.

This book marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day through a richly illustrated account of the invasion and its aftermath. Drawing on the unparalleled collections of IWM, it reconstructs the historic landings and the subsequent battle for a foothold in Normandy through images of artifacts, documents, period photographs, and art. Interviews, firsthand accounts, and film stills put the reader right into the action, reminding us that even with all the careful planning and firepower the Allies were able to muster, the outcome of the invasion was far from certain. Re-creating the drama and danger of D-Day, this book will be the perfect commemoration of a day that truly changed the world.

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Author

Anthony Richards

Author Bio

Anthony Richards is head of documents and sound at Imperial War Museums.

ISBN

9781912423040

Book Type

Hardback

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