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Six armies in Normandy from D-Day to the liberation of Paris by John Keegan

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Normandy (France),
  • Europe,
  • France,
  • Normandy.,
  • Europe.

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe.,
  • Normandy (France) -- History.,
  • Europe -- History -- 1918-1945.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Keegan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD756.5.N6 K44 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 365 p., [12] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3504250M
ISBN 100140052933
LC Control Number82024656

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Sep 07,  · Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature. show more/5(K). The armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest Allied achievement of World War II. With dramatic, driving power, John Keegan describes the massed armies—American, Canadian, English, French, German, and Polish—at successive stages of /5(8). Jul 01,  · Six Armies in Normandy audiobook, by John Keegan In burnished, driving prose, John Keegan chronicles the invasion of Normandy, from D-day to the liberation of Paris. At the same time, he furthers his exploration of the “role which warfare and its institutions play in social life” by showing how each of the six armies, while resembling one 3/5. Six Armies In Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris June 6th-August 25th, From D-Day to the Liberation at Paris by Keegan, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at judybwolfman.com

Good Book, but Not for the Novice WWII Buff Would you listen to Six Armies in Normandy again? Why? I enjoyed this book, it was very interesting, and I will probably listen to it again. What did you like best about this story? The best thing about the story was the wealth of intriguing details. About Six Armies in Normandy. Acclaimed military historian John Keegan’s investigation into World War II and the Normandy Invasion The armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest Allied achievement of World War II. In burnished, driving prose, John Keegan chronicles the invasion of Normandy, from D-day to the liberation of Paris. At the same time, he furthers his exploration of the “role which warfare and its institutions play in social life” by showing how each of the six armies, while resembling one another in purpose and authority, is a mirror of its own nation’s values. In "Six Armies In Normandy", John Keegan tells the stories of the six armies which fought the battle of Normandy, from D-Day to the Liberation of Paris, viewed from the individual perspective of each army. Here we meet the generals and the GI Joes of the United States, Britain, Poland, Canada, France and Reviews: