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The Resource Normandy : the landings to the liberation of Paris, Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise

Normandy : the landings to the liberation of Paris, Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise

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Normandy : the landings to the liberation of Paris
Title
Normandy
Title remainder
the landings to the liberation of Paris
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Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Allied landings on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, have assumed legendary status in the annals of World War II. But in overly romanticizing D-day, Olivier Wieviorka argues, we have lost sight of the full picture. Normandy offers a balanced, complete account that reveals the successes and weaknesses of the titanic enterprise. In addition to describing the landings with precision and drama, Wieviorka covers the planning and diplomatic background, Allied relationships, German defensive preparations, morale of the armies, economics and logistics, political and military leaders, and civiliansrsquo; and soldiersrsquo; experience of the fighting. Surprisingly, the landing itself was not the slaughter the general staff expected. The greater battle for Normandy-waged on farmland whose infamous hedgerows, the bocage, created formidable obstacles-took a severe toll not only in lives lost, but on the survivors who experienced this grueling ordeal. D-day, Wieviorka notes, was a striking accomplishment, but it was war, violent and cruel. Errors, desertions, rivalries, psychological trauma, self-serving motives, thefts, and rapes were all part of the story. Rather than diminishing the Allied achievement, this candid book underscores the price of victory and acknowledges the British, American, and Canadian soldiers who dashed onto the Normandy beaches not as demigods, but as young men
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A balanced, comprehensive account of the Allied invasion of Europe reveals the successes and weaknesses of the D-Day campaign, underscores the price of victory, and acknowledges the contributions of the British, American, and Canadian soldiers who landed on to the Normandy beaches
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259988
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DLC
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1960-
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Wieviorka, Olivier
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
W5313 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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DeBevoise, M. B.
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True
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World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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the landings to the liberation of Paris
Label
Normandy : the landings to the liberation of Paris, Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
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Publication
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • "Originally published as Histoire du débarquement en Normandie : des origines à la libération de Paris, 1941-1944, © Éditions du Seuil, janvier 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-428) and index
Control code
ocn185021634
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 446 p.
Isbn
9780674028388
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052152
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)185021634
Label
Normandy : the landings to the liberation of Paris, Olivier Wieviorka ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • "Originally published as Histoire du débarquement en Normandie : des origines à la libération de Paris, 1941-1944, © Éditions du Seuil, janvier 2007"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-428) and index
Control code
ocn185021634
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 446 p.
Isbn
9780674028388
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052152
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)185021634

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