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D-Day by Antony Beevor
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Feb 04, 10

Read from January 20 to February 04, 2010

I enjoyed this audio book but it is hard to follow the battles and strategies without maps (or a much better knowledge of French geography than I'll ever have) I believe that I read somewhere that Antony Beevor was a student of John Keegan. I have appreciated everything I've read by either of those authors. A few main points I took away from this book:
The Airborne division soldiers were far superior to the 'regular' American soldiers.There was more shooting of Nazi prisoners than you might have been led to think. German weapons were superior in some cases (especially tanks). French civilian casualties were terrible---murdered by Nazis and killed by Allied bombing. If you liked Beevor's Stalingrad, you'll like D-Day. (and vice versa)

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