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Overlord : the D-Day landings / Ken Ford, Steven J. Zaloga.

By: Ford, Ken, 1943-.
Contributor(s): Zaloga, Steve, 1952- | Badsey, Stephen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: General Military: Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2009Description: 368 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846034244 (hbk.); 1846034248 (hbk.).Subject(s): Operation Overlord | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- NormandyDDC classification:
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Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious military operation ever launched. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force of over 150,000 soldiers across the English Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich. Just after dawn on June 6, 1944, the Allied troops assaulted the beaches of the Cotentin peninsula against stiff German resistance. The code names for these beaches, Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, and Sword, have taken on a legendary status in the annals of military history.

Coordinated with the amphibious landings were a number of aerial assaults. These troops, dropped in either by parachute or glider carried out crucial missions to take key areas, enable the vital link up between the beaches and secure the bridgehead. Casualties, especially on Omaha Beach, were horrendous, but the assaults were successful, and the troops began the arduous task of liberating Europe from Nazi occupation. This book looks in detail at the plans and build-up to the operation, and, accompanied by photos, maps and artwork, discusses the events of D-Day in each of the key areas of the operation.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 355-357) and index.

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Library Journal Review

Osprey has applied its highly effective formula to D-Day. There's nothing new here-this work is essentially a hardcover amalgamation of four shorter Osprey efforts that were in Osprey's more usual paperback format-but readers will conveniently find good research by two practiced authors who are thoroughly familiar with their subject from both Allied and German perspectives. There are thoughtfully selected pictures and Osprey's usual excellent diagrams of battles. This comprehensive work will do good service in library circulation as a sturdy rendering of the earlier separate volumes. Highly recommended.-EB (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.