Author(s): John Keegan
The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants - each encounter related from the point of view of a different nationality. The author also wrote "The Face of Battle", "The Mask of Command" and "The Nature of War".
"An unsurpassed account of the Allied invasion of France from D-Day to the liberation of Paris."--"Observer""As well as being a rare military historian who can also write gracefully, John Keegan has a distinguished capacity for peering behind the conventional view of events." --Alistair Horne, "Sunday Times""As a military historian John Keegan has the qualities of the best commanders, broad strategic grasp combined with insight into the human fibre of the battlefield, and an eye to what the lessons portend." --"Observer"
John Keegan is Defence Editor of the "Daily Telegraph" and Britain's foremost military historian. For many years he was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999.