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Normandy : the landings to the liberation of Paris

Author: Olivier Wieviorka; M B DeBevoise
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Allied landings on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have assumed near-mythic status in the annals of World War II. Now Olivier Wieviorka brings the Normandy campaign back down to earth in a balanced and honest account that narrates the titanic enterprise from the planning stages to the Allied entry into Paris." "In addition to describing the landings with precision and drama, Wieviorka covers the planning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Wieviorka; M B DeBevoise
ISBN: 9780674028388 0674028384 9780674047471 0674047478
OCLC Number: 185021634
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translated from the French.
"Originally published as Histoire du débarquement en Normandie : des origines à la libération de Paris, 1941-1944, © Éditions du Seuil, janvier 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 446 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Return to France --
Allies, not friends --
Preparing for war --
Planning for D-Day --
Logistics, training, rehearsals --
Strategies and stratagems --
The other side of the hill --
D-Day, H-Hour --
To win a battle --
Stalemate --
Psychoneuroses --
From Avranches to Paris --
The Battle of France --
and France's battle --
Liberation and liberated --
Conclusion: Farewell to Crusades?
Other Titles: Histoire du débarquement en Normandie.
Responsibility: Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise.
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The Allied landings on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have assumed legendary status in the annals of World War II. But in overly romanticizing D-day, Wieviorka argues, we have lost sight of  Read more...

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Engaging and well written, French historian Wieviorka's analysis of the Normandy campaign superbly illustrates the political and military complexities of coalition warfare. Perhaps more striking, Read more...

 
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