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Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris | [John Keegan]

Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris

In a burnished, driving prose, incorporating a myriad of fresh sources, John Keegan tells the story of the Allies' greatest military achievement as he chronicles the 1944 invasion of Normandy, from D-Day to the liberation of Paris.
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In a burnished, driving prose, incorporating a myriad of fresh sources, John Keegan tells the story of the Allies' greatest military achievement as he chronicles the 1944 invasion of Normandy, from D-Day to the liberation of Paris. Includes:
  • The Americans in their gallant and terrifying night drop on the eve of the landings
  • The Canadians in crucial action at the Omaha beachhead
  • The English tanks and infantry savagely fighting their way inland
  • The Germans in their surprisingly strong resistance
  • The Poles in exile blocking the German escape route in a fierce and desperate firefight
  • The French, liberating at last the City of Light

    ©1982 Sir John Keegan; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

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      Jay Conyers, GA, United States 12-13-05
      Jay Conyers, GA, United States 12-13-05 Member Since 2005
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      "Not for the casual WWII reader"

      This was a great book, but you've got to be a real WWII addict to enjoy. Mr. Keegan covers D-Day from the large strategic picture down to the first-person description of the battle. It is a very detailed work. His use of place names and details made it a difficult listen in some areas unless you were looking at a map of Normandy. Overall, however, I really enjoyed it and will probably pick up the hardcover for my WWII collection.

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      jesse keokuk, IA, United States 01-14-09
      jesse keokuk, IA, United States 01-14-09 Member Since 2008
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      "Enjoyable history lesson."

      I really enjoyed this book. It was similar to Stephen Ambrose books in that facts of the war are given, but supplemented with first hand accounts which help to personalize the events. Very interesting perspectives from American, British, German, Canadian, Russian. and Polish units. I liked hearing about the other beaches at Normandy attacked by the British and Canadians. The book covers D-Day to the end of the Atlantic campaign.
      This was one of the first downloads that i experienced "feedback" or noises from poor recording, however. More noticeable since I was using headphones.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Carl Stamford, Ct, United States 01-01-10
      Carl Stamford, Ct, United States 01-01-10 Member Since 2005
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      "Great Narration and Story, poor compresion"

      Enjoying the book very much except that it sounds like someone is talking in the background, some kind of compression artifact?

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      Robert Reno, NV, United States 11-10-09
      Robert Reno, NV, United States 11-10-09 Member Since 2008
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      "Very detailed but worth it."

      There is so much detail, especially on the names and locations of the units involved what I wished a better knowldge of French geography. I did enjoy when he broke off to tell the history of a countries involvement or the political situation that lead them to this point. I found the description of how Paris was eventually taken very interesting. Over all I think it was worth the time and certainly gave me a much firmer understanding of the landings.

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      Michael Tulsa, OK, United States 09-02-07
      Michael Tulsa, OK, United States 09-02-07 Member Since 2006
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      "A great work."

      A great book and very well narrated. Mr. Keegan covers the background and the details of the battle of Normandy from pre D-Day through the liberation of Paris from the large strategic perspective down to the first-person descriptions of the individual battles. While it is at times very detailed, the continuity flows extremely well. A detailed map of Normandy would be helpful. A classic of WW II history. . .

      2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      Amazon Customer Korea 03-28-14
      Amazon Customer Korea 03-28-14 Member Since 2013

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      "Very revealing about Normandy"
      Where does Six Armies in Normandy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      This book is among the top books I have listened to or read on Normandy. I have a Masters in Military Art and Science and the Normandy campaign was one of the focuses of my A+ comprehensive oral exams. This book is full of well-researched input that usually gets missed in the telling of the Normandy story. I'd recommend it for scholars, history buffs, and the casual listener as well.


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      K. Zbikowski NE MN 08-07-12
      K. Zbikowski NE MN 08-07-12 Member Since 2012

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      "Good Book, but Not for the Novice WWII Buff"
      Would you listen to Six Armies in Normandy again? Why?

      I enjoyed this book, it was very interesting, and I will probably listen to it again.


      What did you like best about this story?

      The best thing about the story was the wealth of intriguing details.


      What three words best describe Fred Williams’s performance?

      The three words that would best describe Fred Williams' performance would be "Get someone else." Williams has an irritating tendency to mispronounce ordinary words, such as "khaki" and "combatants."


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      No.


      Any additional comments?

      Because of the way the information the Normandy invasion was organized, this is not a book for those who are new to WWII history.

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      Lois BOSTON, MA, United States 02-05-10
      Lois BOSTON, MA, United States 02-05-10 Member Since 2009
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      "Fascinating"

      I will confess to being a Keegan fan. The information presented is interesting and presents the complexity of war both for individuals and countries. I will listen to this again.

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