Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches

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Pen & Sword Books Limited, Jan 19, 2013 - History - 350 pages
Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally known as 'THE BIBLE', this is the sixth, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES.

The third in the Holts' important series of Battlefield Guides (following the Somme and the Ypres Salient) it employs the same, highly acclaimed formula. Once again, the cold facts are interlaced with anecdotes of bravery, humor, sadness and humanity.

This new edition now contains:

* All the landing Beaches: JUNO, SWORD, GOLD, OMAHA, UTAH
* All the Airborne Operations: British and American
* Two Approach Routes; Six timed and measured Itineraries
* 21 in-text Itinerary maps, Battle maps & Diagrams
* Approximately 400 recommended sites within the D-Day planned area of advance, all with photos, each with Latitude & Longitude references (New for this Edition)
* Over 400 colored pictures, 352 pages
* Memorials / Museums / Batteries / Bunkers / Landing fields
* Allied and German War Cemeteries
* Historical background to the landings
* The Plans and what actually happened
* Information about Allied and German War Graves Associations
* Veterans' and other commemorative associations
* Normandy tourist information: Where to stay / where to eat
* Cameos about personalities - VCs / MOHs / Poets / Photographers etc...
Packaged with the Battle Map of the Normandy Landing Beaches showing the sea Assault formations for UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD Beaches and the air Assault Formations round Ste Mere Eglise and Pegasus Bridge; the D-Day Objectives and the Ground Gained on D-Day.

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About the author (2013)

Major and Mrs Holt founded the first organisation to offer battlefield tours to the general public in the late 1970s. Since the 1990s they have been writing their series of guide books, incorporating all that they have learned from their experiences conducting thousands of people around battlefields. This series, designed to serve as companions for travellers, whether sitting at home or physically visiting the battlefields, includes detailed travel directions, military history, fascinating anecdotes and tourist information. The Holts share the writing of their books equally and conduct all their own research, spending many weeks on the ground as they prepare each new book or update previously published titles.

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