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Defending Fortress Europe: The War Diary of the German 7th Army in Normandy, 6 June to 26 July 1944

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Defending Fortress Europe provides readers with the first English-language account of what the Germans were saying in their own words during the Normandy campaign.

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

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Paperback, 345 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Aberjona
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carl  theaker
Nov 27, 2012 carl theaker rated it really liked it
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'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
Normandy
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Nathan
Jul 13, 2016 Nathan rated it it was amazing
A fantastic look at the mind set of the German seventh army in Normandy during the month following d-day, this book shows their struggles and their successes, with Mr Reardon's timely interjections and notes the seventh armies exploits are put into a the broader context of the Normandy campaign which helps readers understand the situation on the ground as well as the overall strategic outlook of the campaign. A particular highlight of the book was the introduction by Mr Reardon which highlighted ...more
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