D-Day, 6th June 1944, was the climactic battle of the Second World War. Allied triumph was anything but inevitable - there was everything to play for and everything to lose. The story of the actual landings has been told and re-told many times, but no one has actually revealed the part that fate, human error, political infighting, deception and ...Read MoreD-Day, 6th June 1944, was the climactic battle of the Second World War. Allied triumph was anything but inevitable - there was everything to play for and everything to lose. The story of the actual landings has been told and re-told many times, but no one has actually revealed the part that fate, human error, political infighting, deception and double agents played in the crucial ten days before the landings. David Stafford's compelling narrative, climaxing on the eve of D-Day, gives a day-by-day account of the untold human story behind this momentous event from both the Allied and Nazi perspectives. Stafford focuses on twelve very different human narratives - not only those of Hitler, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill and Rommel, but of an American paratrooper; a Canadian infantryman; a French Jew in hiding, awaiting Liberation but helpless to do anything; and SOE agents fighting to keep their identity secret. TEN DAYS TO D-DAY recounts the entirety of events in the countdown that could have taken a fatefully different direction so many times along the way, revealing how narrow the margin was between victory and defeat. David Stafford, a historian tenured at the University of Edinburgh, is a critically acclaimed chronicler of World War II and is the author of CHURCHILL AND SECRET SERVICE and ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL.Read Less
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Very good in very good dust jacket. Showing some signs of wear. Corners/cover slightly bumped/creased. Christmas 2014 Please note that any International orders received after 30th November may not be received in time for Christmas. European orders need to be placed by 8th December for delivery before Christmas. Orders to UK addresses, the last posting day for 2nd Class mail is 16th December. The offices will be closed between 24th-26th December, any orders received during this time will be processed on 29th December, please a.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full black cloth binding in dust jacket with a bit of minor creasing at top of spine. Illustrated with a few pages of B&W photographic plates. Author descibes the countdown to the Normandy landings from a variety of angles-from world leaders to ordinary citizens. A very nice copy! 366 pages inc. index.
Countdown to the Liberation of Europe. Pp. xv, 366. 8vo. Black and white photographs and maps. Light shelfwear, smokey odor; very good in a very good+ dust jacket with light shelfwear and light rubbing to panels.
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