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D-DAY THEN AND NOW PRESENTATION BOXED...
D-DAY THEN AND NOW PRESENTATION BOXED SET
ISBN: 0 900913 90 8
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'People of Western Europe. A landing was made this morning on the coast of France . . .'With these simple — yet memorable — words, General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, announced to the world on June 6, 1944 that the Allies had begun Operation 'Overlord' to liberate Europe.Now, 50 years later, After the Battle presents the full story: from its inception, planning and preparation through to its launch on D-Day and the days that followed, as told by the commanders whose responsibility it was.Many of the hundreds of 'then and now' photographs have been taken exactly 50 years later — sometimes to the precise minute — from when the original events took place, creating a unique two-volume record of the greatest combined military, naval and air operation of all time.
VOLUME 1: ISBN 0 900913 84 3
OVER 800 ILLUSTRATIONS
VOLUME 2: ISBN 0 900913 89 4
OVER 1,000 ILLUSTRATIONS
PRELUDE — General George C. Marshall • OPERATION 'OVERLORD' — General Dwight D. Eisenhower • SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE — Lieutenant General Walter Bedell Smith • GERMAN DEFENCES — Oberst Bodo Zimmermann • ULTRA — Major Ralph Bennett • COMMAND DECISIONS — Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur W. Tedder • PLANS AND PREPARATIONS — General Sir Bernard Montgomery • AIR OPERATIONS FOR D-DAY — Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory • OK, LET'S GO? — General Dwight D. Eisenhower • OPERATION 'NEPTUNE' — Admiral Sir Bertram H. Ramsay • 6th AIRBORNE DIVISION — Major-General Richard Gale • SPECIAL DUTY OPERATIONS — Brigadier Roderick McLeod • D-DAY'S FIRST FATAL CASUALTY — Father Alberic Stacpoole • 82nd AIRBORNE DIVISION — Major General Matthew B. Ridgway • 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION — Major General Maxwell D. Taylor
'DIE INVASION HAT BEGONNEN!' — Oberst Bodo Zimmermann • OMAHA AND UTAH AREAS — Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley • THE MEDALS OF HONOR • GOLD AREA — Brigadier Harold Pyman • THE D-DAY VICTORIA CROSS • JUNO AREA — Lieutenant-Colonel Charles P. Stacey • SWORD AREA — Brigadier David Belchem • MULBERRY — Captain Harold HicklingAIRFIELDS — Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-MalloryAN APPRECIATION — Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt • POSTSCRIPT — The Editor50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIONS — Brigadier Tom Longland • NORMANDY TODAY — Major Tonie Holt