D-Day has ratings and reviews. Matt said: Christmas break, my sophomore year in college, I went to England and France with my brother, my dad. Beevor has established a solid reputation as a chronicler of WWII’s great eastern front battles: Stalingrad and Berlin. In addressing D-Day. “Glorious, horrifying D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women.”—TimeBeevor’s.

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Beevor is unsparing in his comments about the military commanders: Beevor is also critical of the use of bombers as infantry support, and points out numerous tactical and strategic errors which cost lives and time.

After having read a number of Steven Ambrose’s books on the battle for Normandy, Anthony Beevor’s version is a relief in that it has much cooler analysis, more maps which every book on warfare should have more normndy and manages to include the German, Canadian, Polish and French side of the equation to a much larger extent. Beevor paints Montgomery as being self-serving — angering not only American commanders, but British ones as well.

Antony Beevor can do no wrong. Except for the French resistance made up of fractious elements, much like the Syrian insurgents todaythe French had lived in reasonable comfort among the Germans, whose orders regarding public behavior were strictly enforced. A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Doesn’t get more important than this.

Book ratings by Tne. The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor. Open Preview See a Problem? The Liberation of Paris. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides.

And, after all, we had just bombed the hell out of Normandy. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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I strive to avoid crowds by going places at the time of year that the least number of people are visiting. How I wish I had read this book first!


In his usual style, Beevor describes events from a wide range of perspectives, from the grand strategies of the leaders down to the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilia Beevor is one of the few modern writers of WW2 history that can take a subject that is to me old and shelf-worn and make it fresh and exciting again.

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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. For example, he discusses how much more effective, soldier-for-soldier, the Normnady tended to be, and mentions their Nazi indoctrination as a potential reason.

Beevor is to be commended for emphasizing a troubling theme: Beevor also included the genesis for Operation Overlord the codename for the landings and its planning. Set up a giveaway. Topics History books Book of the week. I n the early hours of 6 Junethe allies launched the greatest amphibious assault of the second world war.

Set the course of history. But from my current perspective, his book was a little dry normajdy it never managed to spin the facts into a narrative with arc and momentum like the really good histories do. The inhumanity, the revenge-killings, the sadistic streak in soldiers and civilians alike is served up by Beevor sans sugar, but also sans judgment. This is no black and white account of saintly Allies versus bloodthirsty Nazis but a granular and nuanced account; and the page tome is for the WWII-phile rather than those casually interested in the subject.

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The exceptional quality of the writing made me want to read every word and this, coupled with a frequent need to refer to the maps to understand who was doing what when to who explains the length of time I spent on this book. Then you had the leaders of the factions within the resistance — the nationalists, the communists, the marginal groups — arguing with each other. Because it was off-season, Bordeaux felt deserted. Beevor says that it wasn’t Allied forces’ material superiority but their successful use of combined arms and their high learning curve that were decisive in a victory that shaped postwar Europe.


He does point out, however, that Montgomery was facing a more heavily defended part of the front, except at the beachhead. This was a long hard read. I enjoyed seeing this oft-told event placed in its wider context.

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor: review

This is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting.

Good discussion of grand strategy. This is not a criticism, by any means, since Atkinson and Hastings are two of the best. While the book is a miltary history, Beevor keeps intersting for none miltary historians by including touching little stories and details like the hairstyle of American troops.

I’ll confess that I prefer those narratives following individuals or units through for that “what it was like for someone throughout”, though Beevor makes some outstanding use of vignettes and short recollections or anecdotes to show the situati As comprehensive and readable as you may find.

Where it really brings the battle for Normandy, and more generally the liberation of France, to life, is through the extensive use of quotations. Beevor bormandy the French more space in his telling of the tale. The Plot against Hitler. But still, the book manages to give the reader a chance to visua A good narrative of the battle and liberation of Normandy and Paris, the book tells the r of how the Americans, British, Canadian, and other Allied forces landed on France and began the bloody fight to liberate France and defeat Nazi Germany.

Lo and the joyous liberation of Paris.