D day the battle for normandy antony beevor on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers glorious horrifying d day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women time renowned historian antony beevor. The following major units were landed on d day 6 june 1944 a more detailed order of battle for d day itself can be found at normandy landings and list of allied forces in the normandy campaign british 6th airborne division british i corps 3rd british infantry division and the british 27th armoured brigade. Making use of overlooked and new material from over 30 archives in half a dozen countries d day is a vivid and well researched account yet of the battle of normandy. The battle of normandy was fought during world war ii in the summer of 1944 between the allied nations and german forces occupying western europe more than 60 years later the normandy invasion or d day remains the largest seaborne invasion in history involving nearly three million troops crossing the english channel from england to normandy in occupied france. Hastings book on the battle for normandy is not the most detailed book on the subject however as an avid reader of world war ii i would say this is one of the best evaluations of the battle for normandy the book covers the war from d day to closing of the falaise pocket hastings seeks to explain not only what happened but why it happened
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