The Illustrated History of the D-Day Landings

General Military
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga, Ken Ford
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Apr 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849084789
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 368
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About this Product

An excellent account of one of the greatest and most dramatic military operations ever undertaken. The authors possess an intimate knowledge of the ground and a clear understanding of their sources, and have produced not only a lively and well illustrated narrative, but also a powerful and incisive analysis of some of the key reasons for the Allies' triumph. Possibly the best single-volume study of the D-Day landings currently available.' - Dr Simon Trew, Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Biographical Note

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost thirty years in the telecommunications industry before a change in career led him to become a full time military historian. He is the author of over twenty books on various aspects of World War II. Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history.


Background to D-Day
Part I: Omaha
Part II: Utah Beach and the US Airborne Landings
Part III: Sword Beach and the British Airborne Landings
Part IV: Gold and Juno Beaches

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