D-Day: By Those Who Were There (Hardback)
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This unique book captures D-Day on land, sea and air with the use of previously unpublished letters, diaries, photographs and reminiscences from the veterans from Britain, America, Germany and Canada. Appropriately the RAF and Merchant Navy's experience plus the reactions of women 'in the know' are all included providing a treasure-trove of evidence on the 60th Anniversary. The reader will share each stage of the day from the experience of Paratroops and Glider-borne troops to crossing the channel by sea and the landings on each beach.
This book covers the inception, growth and employment of Britain's airborne forces (parachute and glider-borne formations) between June 1940 and March 1945. It takes a comparative approach and follows tailored lines of development. Each of these lines - politics and policy, equipment and technology, personnel and training, command and control and concepts and doctrine - influence each other. The contents include: Politics and Policy: The political environment within which the major decisions were made concerning the concept of development of Britain's airborne forces. Churchill's personal contribution,…By John Greenacre
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