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This outstanding overview of D-Day makes clear its great importance in military and world history, identifies mistakes committed on both sides, and explains all aspects of the 1944 Allied invasion of France and the Normandy Campaign that followed.
• Emphasizes the monumental significance of D-Day but also stresses the extent of the operation, the mistakes committed on both sides, and why it and the Normandy Campaign that followed were ultimately successful
• Provides information that is accessible to high school and undergraduate students and will interest general readers interested in World War II history
• Includes 9 key primary source documents, four appendices, a bibliography of books on the subject, and a timeline of critical events