The Normandy campaign 1944 : sixty years on

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  • VLEbooks
  • London : Routledge 2006
Physical description
1 online resource (241 p.)
  • 1-134-20304-7
  • 1-280-52202-X
  • 9786610522026
  • 0-203-02888-0
  • 1465-8488
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • English
  • Book Cover; Half-Title; Series-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The 21st Army Group in Normandy: Towards a new balance sheet; 2 The German perspective; 3 The German commanders on D-Day; 4 Culture, controversy, Caen and Cherbourg: The first week of the battle; 5 American tactical innovation in Normandy, 1944; 6 British armoured operations in Normandy, June-August 1944; 7 Operation BLUECOAT - a victory ignored; 8 'The black day unrealised': Operation TOTALIZE and the problems of translating tactical success into a decisive breakout
  • 9 Dead cows and tigers: Some aspects of the experience of the British soldier in Normandy, 194410 The Luftwaffe in Normandy; 11 Arthur Tedder and the transportation plans; 12 Caen - the martyred city; 13 Deception and the planning of D-Day; 14 Intelligence and OVERLORD: A snapshot from June 1944; 15 Reconstructing D-Day: 6 June 1944 and British documentary films; 16 D-Day in Hollywood motion pictures: A brief histroy of changing perceptions of war; Index
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  • With essays from leading names in military history, this new book re-examines the crucial issues and debates of the D-Day campaign.It tackles a range of core topics, placing them in their current historiographical context, to present new and sometimes revisionist interpretations of key issues, such as the image of the Allied armies compared with the Germans, the role of air power, and the lessons learned by the military from their operations.As the Second World War is increasingly becoming a field of revisionism, this book sits squarely within growing debates, shedding