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the battle for Normandie
VerfasserIn: Beevor, Antony
Verfasserangabe: Antony Beevor
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: London, Viking
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / / Even Stalin was awed by D-Day. 'In the whole history of war,' he wrote to Churchill, 'there has never been such an undertaking.' Those who took part in the great cross-Channel invasion, whether soldier, sailor or airman, would never forget the sight. It was by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. Nor, of course, would the German defenders alerted at the last moment on the Normandy coasts. It was by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The very scale of the undertaking and its meticulous planning were unprecedented, but although the beachheads were established as planned, it soon became clear that the next stage of the battle would be far more difficult than anyone had imagined. The thick hedgerows of Normandy were ideal for the defender, and the Germans, especially the Waffen-SS divisions, fought with cunning and a desperate ferocity. As they made their way inland, the British, Canadian and American forces became involved in battles whose savagery was often comparable to the Eastern Front. Casualties began to mount and so did the tension between the principal commanders on both sides. 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. The war in northern France marked not just a generation but the whole of the post-war world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. Making use of overlooked and new material from over thirty archives in half a dozen countries, D-Day is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin - The Downfall , Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. D-Day is Beevor again doing what he does best, making military history readable, not by writing military history but simply by writing well. Les Carlyon - The Australian Literary Review / / AUS DEM INHALT: / / i The Decision / 2 Bearing the Cross of Lorraine / 3 Watch on the Channel / 4 Sealing off the Invasion Area / 5 The Airborne Assault / 6 The Armada Crosses / 7 Omaha / 8 Utah and the Airborne / 9 Gold and Juno / io Sword / 11 Securing the Beachheads / 12 Failure at Caen / 13 Villers-Bocage / 14 The Americans on the Cotentin Peninsula / 15 Operation Epsom / 16 The Battle of the Bocage / 17 Caen and the Hill of Calvary / 18 The Final Battle for Saint-L6 / 19 Operation Goodwood / 20 The Plot against Hitler / 21 Operation Cobra - Breakthrough / 22 Operation Cobra - Breakout 366 / 23 Brittany and Operation Bluecoat 380 / 24 The Mortain Counter-attack 398 / 25 Operation Totalize 422 / 26 The Hammer and Anvil 441 / 27 The Killing Ground of the Falaise Pocket 459 / 28 The Paris Uprising and the Race for the Seine 480 / 29 The Liberation of Paris 498 / 30 Aftermath 519 / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 525 / NOTES 527 / SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 570 / INDEX 576
VerfasserIn: Beevor, Antony
VerfasserInnenangabe: Antony Beevor
Jahr: 2009
Verlag: London, Viking
Systematik: GE.GK, FS.E
ISBN: 978-0-670-88703-3
2. ISBN: 0-670-88703-X
Beschreibung: XV, 591 Seiten, 24 ungezählte Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Ausgewählte Bibliografie: Seite 570-574
Mediengruppe: Buch