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Invasion '44 (Paperback)

The Full Story of D-Day

WWII D-Day & Normandy

By John Frayn Turner
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781781592700
Published: 30th April 2014
Last Released: 28th April 2014

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In the pre-dawn darkness of 6 June 1944, the greatest armada the world has ever seen began to disembark an Allied invasion force on the beaches of France's Normandy peninsula. Invasion '44 tells the story of that assault from the day over four years earlier, and only a few short weeks after the British disaster at Dunkirk, when a few individuals in the High Command began to turn their thoughts to the possibilities of an eventual return to the mainland, and the story continues up to the time when the Allied beach-head was firmly established on French soil. As the battle progresses, the reader is allowed to view each successive wave as it lands, follow the developing battle line inland, and keep an eye on the vital battles also developing on and beneath the seas off the Normandy peninsula and in the skies above it.

'There are essential maps and a photo plate section to reinforce the text. With all the books that have been written about the D-Day landings, this provides essential reading in covering the preparations and the landings. It reads very well and leads the reader through the stages in a logical manner'

FIRE Project Online Reviews

‘This new book from Pen & Sword offers a concise, affordable account of the D-Day Landings that concentrates on the key elements of the story. The book is well researched and well written, and provides the reader with a superb account that details the meticulous planning and elaborate preparations that were involved in the lead up to the historic amphibious and airborne operation. Punctuated by the occasional photos and maps, this primarily written account is well worth considering, especially if you don't want to get bogged down with all the peripheral information of some previous publications, and instead, concentrate on the important aspects of the D-Day Landings.’

Military Machines International

This new book from Pen & Sword offers a concise, affordable account of the D-Day Landings that concentrates on the key elements of the story. The book is well researched and well written, and provides the reader with a superb account that details the meticulous planning and elaborate preparations that were involved in the lead up to the historic amphibious and airborne operation. Punctuated by the occasional photos and maps, this primarily written account is well worth considering, especially if you don't want to get bogged down with all the peripheral information of some previous publications, and instead, concentrate on the important aspects of the D-Day Landings.

Military Machines International

The author has provided a fine account of one of the greatest events in military history. He has carefully researched and graphically told an incredible story, producing what is the clearest and most comprehensive account on the dramatic landings.

Firetrench

About John Frayn Turner

John was the highly respected author of thirty non-fiction books – mainly militaria and biography associated with World War 2. We are proud to have sixteen of his fine works in print including all the titles mentioned below.


Although born in Portsmouth with a Naval family background, he became closely connected with aviation and the Royal Air Force. During the Second World War, John worked at HMS Vernon on magnetic and acoustic mine trials before being conscripted from 1946 to 1948. Shunning a career in accountancy, he went into publishing culminating as editor of House Beautiful magazine. In the 1960’s John joined the Air Ministry and was responsible for RAF publicity and recruiting literature. He made numerous test flights, flew at twice the speed of sound and accompanied the Red Arrows. He later became managing editor of five London-based arts magazines. He wrote countless theatre and film reviews.


In 1968, already a well-respected author, John met the legendary Douglas Bader. The two men worked closely on Fight For The Sky and The Bader Wing. Bader wrote the Introduction to John’s classic British Aircraft of World War 2.

Our list also includes acclaimed epics like Invasion ’44, arguably the first full account of D-Day, Fight for the Sea, The Battle of Britain and the definitive VCs of the Second World War and The Awards of the George Cross. He also wrote The Life and Selected Works of Rupert Brooke.


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