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D-DAY: THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY (Original 2009; 2010. Auflage)

von ANTONY BEEVOR

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From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It 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.… (mehr)
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Titel:D-DAY: THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY
Autoren:ANTONY BEEVOR
Info:PENGUIN (2010), Paperback, 632 pages
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It's been a long time since I've read Cornelius Ryan and other D-Day authors, so I have a difficult time saying how this book compared to others. I found it difficult to get through at times. The names and places overall meant nothing except for the REALLY big names like Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery. Found some interesting nuggets I'd never heard of before, such as the amount of civilian casualties inflicted on the French by the Allies prior to and during the Normandy campaign. Also the explanations of how Montgomery caused friction among the Allied high commands. ( )
  Jeff.Rosendahl | Sep 21, 2021 |
5746. D-Day The Battle for Normandy, by Antony Beevor (read 17 May 2021) This book, by an English-born author, was published in 2009. It tells much about minutiae but does a very poor job setting out the over-all picture If you want to know what a certain outfit or individual did on a certain day you might be able to find it in the book but to gain an overall picture of the stupendous event which D-Day was you need a different book. The book covers to the occupation of Paris. The book points out the flaws in Montgomery's words and actions, but one gets little on the people who made D-Day a success. I was very disappointed in the book, even though I appreciated Beevor's book on the fall of Berlin (read 24 Feb 2004). ( )
  Schmerguls | May 17, 2021 |
A slog i am afraid, took about a month to get through. I dont think my brain could process the huge amount of information ( )
  mick745 | Apr 8, 2020 |
To say that there is no shortage of histories of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 is something of an understatement, as between the memoirs, the unit histories, and the general accounts of the assault D-Day ranks as among the most chronicled events of the Second World War. Over the years authors from Chester Wilmot and Cornelius Ryan to John Keegan and Carlo D'Este have written highly regarded books describing the events surrounding the landings and their role in ending the war. Because of this, any new account of the invasion should be judged not just on its merits, but on the additional question of what it adds to our already considerable collection of works on the campaign.

What Antony Beevor brings to his own contribution to the genre is threefold. The first is his previous work as a chronicler of the war, particularly in terms of his histories of the Eastern Front, which provide a depth and perspective not always present in other books. The second is Beevor's own background as an army officer, which provides a perspective absent from many of the works by other historians. The third and richest addition, though, is his incorporation of the French civilians into the overall history of the campaign, whose experiences have all too often been marginalized. As a result, readers have an account in which are not virtually absent or merely passive observers but full participants in the Normandy campaign. Appreciating the value of their experiences provides an added depth of understanding to what took place in the summer of 1944.

The result is an account of the invasion and subsequent battles that chronicles events with both nuance and discernment. Beevor takes into consideration the range of factors that drove events, from the issues of weather and logistics to the problems often posed by politics. These come together with the events on the battlefield to form what are often pointed judgments. His conclusions are clearly drawn: while critical of commanders on both sides of their capabilities and their decisions, his opprobrium towards Bernard Montgomery is particularly evident and is supported throughout by highly pointed arguments. Beevor also makes it clear why so many Allied commanders were frustrated with Charles de Gaulle and his sometimes divergent goals, though he also conveys as well the legitimacy of de Gaulle's concerns about the possible shape of a liberated France. But it is his success in capturing the experience of the campaign on all sides that is the greatest strength of his book, as he provides his readers with a real sense of the travails on all sides of what proved to be an epic battle of the war.

It is these qualities which makes Beevor's book such a fantastic history of the Normandy campaign. While it is not the last word on the campaign, it is a superb starting point for anyone seeking to read about one of the defining battles of the war in Europe — one that captures well both its importance to the war and the experience of the people who lived through it. ( )
  MacDad | Mar 27, 2020 |
My first book by this author. I found it interesting and informative, but not necessarily compelling. Lots of anecdotes and tales of egotism and competition among the Allies, and fairly blunt descriptions of Allied shortcomings. All I can say is, thank goodness Hitler trusted his own counsel.

Looking at other reviews of Beevor I see he is highly respected and this is not rated as the top of his game. I will give one of his more definitive books a read and form a final opinion then.

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  PCHcruzr | Oct 7, 2019 |
This is a superb book and a model of the historian’s craft. It stands as the best one-volume history of this decisive military engagement.
 
Antony Beevor's impeccable attention to detail ensures that the horrors of the Normandy invasion are brought vividly to life..
 
All this was 65 years ago. The scars of Normandy have healed surprisingly quickly. Beevor’s book superbly brings the events of that summer to life again and reminds us of why we should never allow ourselves to forget them.
 

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From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It 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.

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