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The Resource Sand & steel : the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France, Peter Caddick-Adams

Sand & steel : the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France, Peter Caddick-Adams

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Sand & steel : the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France
Title
Sand & steel
Title remainder
the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France
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Peter Caddick-Adams
Title variation
  • Sand and steel
  • D-Day invasion and the liberation of France
Title variation remainder
the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France
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Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Caddick-Adams's account of the Allied invasion of France in June 1944 matches the monumental achievement of his book on the Battle of the Bulge, Snow and Steel, which Richard Overy has called the "standard history of this climactic confrontation in the West." Sand and Steel gives us D-Day, arguably the greatest and most consequential military operation of modern times, beginning with the years of painstaking and costly preparation, through to the pitched battles fought along France's northern coast, from Omaha Beach to the Falaise and the push east to Strasbourg. The Allied invasion of Europe involved mind-boggling logistics, including orchestrating the largest flotilla of ships ever assembled. Its strategic and psychological demands stretched the Allies to their limits, testing the strengths of the bonds of Anglo-American leadership. Drawing on first-hand battlefield research, fresh personal testimony, and a commanding grasp of all the archives and literature, Caddick-Adams's book does Operation Overlord full justice. Sand and Steel shows as well how liberating France hinged on two other key elements: the activities of the French Resistance and Operation Dragoon, which involved landing 887 ships along the French Rivera, including seven aircraft carriers and 2,000 plans. It was Dragoon as much as Overlord that inspired resistance fighters throughout France to rise up. The implementation of Dragoon was controversial. Backed by Eisenhower and Stalin the other D-Day invasion was strongly opposed by Churchill, who believed a less costly breakthrough in the Mediterranean was imminent. This volume in Caddick-Adams's epic trilogy of the final year of World War II is the first book to incorporate all the elements of D-Day, and to reveal in full what lay behind eventual Allied victory in Europe."--
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1960-
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Caddick-Adams, Peter
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
C33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Overlord
  • Normandy (France)
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Sand & steel : the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France, Peter Caddick-Adams
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 987-998) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 1025 pages
Isbn
9780190601898
Lccn
2018055471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1050132200
  • (OCoLC)1050132200
  • 1008050
Label
Sand & steel : the D-Day invasion and the liberation of France, Peter Caddick-Adams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 987-998) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 1025 pages
Isbn
9780190601898
Lccn
2018055471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1050132200
  • (OCoLC)1050132200
  • 1008050

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