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Six Armies In Normandy

Six Armies In Normandy

From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris June 6th-August 25th,1944

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446498131
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants - each encounter related from the point of view of a different nationality. While transcending conventional military history, it provides an intensely vivid picture of one of the Second World War's most crucial campaigns.

The Second World War

The Second World War

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144649649X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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In this comprehensive history, John Keegan explores both the technical and the human impact of the greatest war of all time. He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In knowledgable, perceptive analysis of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

Clash of Arms

Clash of Arms

How the Allies Won in Normandy

  • Author: Russell Hart
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555879471
  • Category: History
  • Page: 469
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Central to his comparative study is the complex interplay of personalities, military culture, and wartime realities that determined how accurately the combatants learned the lessons of war, and how effectively they enhanced their battle capabilities."--BOOK JACKET.

Intelligence In War

Intelligence In War

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407064320
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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From the earliest times, commanders have sought knowledge of the enemy, his strengths and weaknesses, his dispositions and intentions. But how much effect, in the 'real time' of a battle or a campaign, can this knowledge have? In this magisterial new study, the author of A History of Warfare goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war. Keegan's narrative sweep is enthralling, whether portraying the dilemmas of Nelson seeking Napoleon's fleet, Stonewall Jackson in the American Civil War, Bletchley as it seeks to crack Ultra during the Battle of the Atlantic, the realities of the secret war in the Falklands or the numerous intelligence issues in the contemporary fight against terrorism.

D-Day

D-Day

June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

  • Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439126305
  • Category: History
  • Page: 656
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Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what Eisenhower called “the fury of an aroused democracy”—that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant. Ambrose’s D-Day is the finest account of one of our history’s most important days.

Overlord

Overlord

D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944

  • Author: Max Hastings
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330513623
  • Category: Operation Overlord
  • Page: 514
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Presenting a classic and controversial history of the great battles that began with D-Day, Hastings constructs a dense, dramatic portrait of the Normandy invasion that brings the battles to life and cuts through common myths.

The Guns at Last Light

The Guns at Last Light

The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

  • Author: Rick Atkinson
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 142994367X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 896
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson's accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West. One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Naval War College Review

Naval War College Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: International relations
  • Page: N.A
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The Face Of Battle

The Face Of Battle

A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446496821
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 336
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The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: an imperishable account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away. In this stunningly vivid reassessment of three battles, John Keegan conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme.

The Mask of Command

The Mask of Command

A Study of Generalship

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144649814X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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The Mask of Command is about generals: who they are, what they do and how they affect the world we live in. Through portraits of four generals - archetypal hero Alexander the Great, anti-hero Wellington, the unheroic Ulysses S. Grant and the false heroic of Hitler - John Keegan propounds the view of heroism in warfare as inextricable linked with the political imperative of the age and place. He demonstrates how the role of the general alters with the ethos of the society that creates him and concludes that there is no place for heroism in a nuclear world. The Mask of Command is a companion volume to John Keegan's classic study of the individual soldier, The Face of Battle: together they form a masterpiece of military and human history.