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The Resource The fury of battle : a D-Day landing as it happened, Robert Kershaw

The fury of battle : a D-Day landing as it happened, Robert Kershaw

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The fury of battle : a D-Day landing as it happened
Title
The fury of battle
Title remainder
a D-Day landing as it happened
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kershaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Films and TV documentaries tend to glorify the D-Day tale, told through iconic heroes, almost akin to a Homeric Iliad account. Objective truth is so much more difficult to achieve. There were heroes yes, who were brave, generous and resolute in sacrificing thousands of lives to free people they had never met. But there was also human frailty in abundance. The assault on the Normandy beaches was exactly what German propaganda foresaw should be the consequence of trying to breach Hitler's invincible Atlantic Wall. The first hours appeared to realise the Allies' worst fears. If this resistance and intensity of firepower had been replicated on the other four beaches, the story of D-Day might have had a different outcome. This book follows the assault on Omaha Beach hour by hour, and draws on the experiences of the German enemy and French allies and cilvilians, to provide a new insight into perhaps the most important turning point in modern history
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kershaw, Robert J.
Dewey number
  • 940.5'421421
  • 940.5'421421
  • 940.5'421421
  • 940.5421421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
The fury of battle : a D-Day landing as it happened, Robert Kershaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445688527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445688527
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The fury of battle : a D-Day landing as it happened, Robert Kershaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781445688527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781445688527
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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