Defending Fortress Europe: The War Diary of the German 7th Army in Normandy, 6 June to 26 July 1944
US Army historian Mark Reardon departs from familiar convention by combining a mixture of modern scholarship with primary source material written over 65 years ago. The primary source material consists of the re...more
'Defending Fortress Europe' would be an excellent complement to a
study of the Normandy campaign, say, reading it along with another
D-Day book that had the human interest theme, as here there are no
'hitting the beach' or in this case, 'defending the beach' stories.
In fact, contrary to the typical D-Day tale, there is hardly any
mention of the beaches because in the scope of things, the fighting
there lasted only a short time.
The 'Daily Diary' of a unit, in this case the German 7th Army at