Operation Totalize, Battleground Normandy

Pen & Sword may be a prolific publisher but it really does not seem long enough for the highly acclaimed Battleground series to have expanded to 100 books. This book is by a former soldier, member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides, historian and presenter of a series of fine DVDs on aspects of the Napoleonic Wars – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: Operation Totalize, Battleground Normandy
FILE: R2923
AUTHOR: Tim Saunders
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 276
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, World War Two, Second World 
War, D-Day, Op Overlord, Normandy breakout, armour

ISBN: 1-52674-126-1

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DESCRIPTION: Pen & Sword may be a prolific publisher but it really does not 
seem long enough for the highly acclaimed Battleground series to have expanded 
to 100 books. This book is by a former soldier, member of the Guild of 
Battlefield Guides, historian and presenter of a series of fine DVDs  on aspects 
of the Napoleonic Wars –  Very Highly Recommended

In the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the focus is still on the landing 
phase of the liberation of Europe, on the beaches and the landing grounds inland, 
where airborne forces took and held vital bridges and strategic points, denying the 
Germans reinforcement and holding the doors through which the armour and 
supporting arms would pour on the road to Berlin. It was a unique spectacle that is 
unlikely to ever be repeated. It employed cunning, deception, new technologies 
and raw courage, deserving of the remembrance of future generations. However, 
the first stage may have been difficult, but it was vulnerable. To succeed, the Allied 
troops had to survive the landing, seize the first German defences and then reinforce 
for the breakout. Until the breakout was underway with adequate resources, 
particularly fuel and ammunition, the Germans could always counter attack and 
throw the Allies back into the sea. The defender of a coast always has the advantage, 
until the attackers can force him back and develop superior power on equal terrain.

The author has written a clear and insightful guide for all those visiting the Op 
Totalize battleground. Illustration is lavish in the standard set by this series and, in 
addition to providing all the information required for a great visit to the 
battleground, there is all the information for the enthusiast and the curious to 
develop an understanding of how the Allies used their husbanded resources to 
defeat the Occupiers and start to drive them back towards Berlin.