The author was for General
Eisenhower's chief weatherman. His job was to predict
weather for the largest invasion in history across waters
that were frequently terrible for shipping. Stagg tells in
detail the differing interpretations of weather data from
three, often conflicting, teams of weathermen. He relates
day by day and often hour by hour the complex weather
forming over the Atlantic and heading toward England.
Ultimately D-Day had to be postponed one day due to a brief
window of good weather on expected on June 6 over the
Normandy beaches. Apparently the typical bad sea weather
expected during June was a factor in the Nazis not
foreseeing an invasion when it occurred.
Good in d/w.
Light spotting on endpaper - 128pp, 1 diagram, 6 weather
A beautiful, large format volume which illustrates, by
means of hundreds of contemporary, staged colour photographs
backed with black and white shots from the era, the
uniforms, combat wear and camouflage of units who fought in
the Normandy operation. Units featured are US, British and
Canadian Airborne Divisions, US Naval Beach Battalions and
12 SS-Panzerdivision 'Hitlerjugend'.
Mint in illustrated boards - Large
format, 160pp, 300+ colour & b&w illustrations
THE D-DAY EXPERIENCE FROM THE INVASION
TO THE LIBERATION OF PARIS
by Richard Holmes
amphibious invasion in history took place on 6 June 1944.
The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million
men, and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich. This is a
graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation
Overlord, as well as the campaign which effectively
destroyed the German forces in France, opening the way for
the Allied advance. Including a wealth of superb photographs
and maps, the book also contains 30 facsimile items of rare
memorabilia, including diaries, letters and memos, as well
as an audio CD containing 26 tracks of veteran interviews,
bringing this 'Day of Days' dramatically to life.
Very good in illustrated boards in slightly grazed slipcase
- large format, 64pp, photographs, maps, enclosures, CD
D-DAY JUNE 6 1944: THE CLIMATIC BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II
by Stephen E. Ambrose
The experiences of those who took part
in the invasion of France in 1944, drawn from over 500
personal accounts and recollections. From the senior
generals to the ordinary soldier and the civilians caught in
the maelstrom of events, from the Allied and Axis
in protected d/w - 655pp, illustrations, maps, end notes,
Operation Overlord was a watershed
in the history of World War II. Neglected by historians,
American glider pilots played a pivotal role in Operation
Neptune, the assault phase of Overlord. From being called up
in the US, to combat landings and fighting in the Normandy
countryside, the author uses documents and eyewitness
accounts to tell the story of these brave men who flew the
gliders which transported troops onto the field of battle.
illustrated boards - Large format, 144pp, c200 colour & b/w
photos & illustrations