D-Day is a landmark in history. The late Richard Holmes, one of the world’s most eminent military historians, tells the compelling story of history’s biggest amphibious invasion and the successful Normandy campaign, which proved to be ta turning point in the Second World War.
From the Allied planning and 6 June 1944 assault, through the hard-fought battles around Caen and St-Lô, to the eventual breakout, the envelopment of German forces in the Falaise gap and the liberation of Paris. Holmes concisely presents all the key facts, supplemented by authoritative information on the role of intelligence, the Resistance, S.O.E, medics and tactical air support, as well as a Who’s Who of the leaders and notable participants from all sides of the conflict. He brings ‘the Day of Days’ and its aftermath to life as never before.