Hitler’s D-Day Defences

The story of the Allied landings in Normandy, and the German defences there, is considerable and complex. The author has produced a nicely researched work with many very good illustrations through the body of the book – Recommended.


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NAME: Hitler's D-Day Defences
FILE: R2642
AUTHOR: Philip Kaplan
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES:  176
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: World War 2, World War Two, World War II, WWII, D-Day, 
Normandy Invasion, coastal defences, Atlantic Wall, amphibious 
landings, beach assault, frontal assault, German Army, Allied 
Forces

ISBN: 1-52670-540-0

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DESCRIPTION: The story of the Allied landings in Normandy, and the 
German defences there, is considerable and complex. The author has 
produced a nicely researched work with many very good illustrations 
through the body of the book  – Recommended.

So much has been written about Operation Overlord and the Atlantic 
Wall that some will question the need for a new book on the subjects. 
This new book demonstrates that there is always room for a new 
approach. Enthusiasts are likely to enjoy this book particularly for 
the illustrations, many in full colour, that combine recent images 
of what remains of Hitler's Defences with photographs from the 
period of the invasion. They will also find some new information 
and fresh insight. However, where this book should really come into 
its own is for those developing an interest for the subjects covered.

The author has provided a comprehensive view of the defences from 
the perspective of the defences, rather than the majority of books 
on the subject that take a perspective from the troops and sailors 
engaging in the largest amphibious landing in history. This does 
produce some new insights and balances the available information. 
The high image count and the magazine style presentation combine to 
make this a very readable review of a great battle. It sits well in 
any established library on the subjects and neatly fills a void in 
previous publishing.

D-Day is a collection of superlatives that make it difficult for 
the novice reader to gasp confidently and is a challenge even for 
some enthusiasts. The author has managed to cater for these readers 
without dumbing down the content. The selection of images is very 
good and includes some very rare photographs.