Jesper Jorgensen's Reviews > Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy

Beyond the Beachhead by Joseph Balkoski
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really liked it
bookshelves: army, wwii-eto, wwii-western-front, d-day, to-read

After reading many a book about D-day I find it increasingly interesting too read books dealing with fragments of it.

This book is one such book. And what a book it is. Firstly neither this book will leave any doubt in the raeders mind that war is dirty and merciless businesses. And that the landings on Utah June 6th was a grave example. Balkoskis use of personal accounts stresses the point.

However this book was also a kind of 'wwii army divisions for dummies' to me. And the direct comparison in set up with with the 29th direct opponents, the German 352nd infantry and the 3rd Falchirmmjeager dividions, was very educational.

I can only recommend this book wholeheartedly to any reader with an interest in D-day
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Reading Progress

June 23, 2016 – Shelved
June 23, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 23, 2016 – Shelved as: army
June 23, 2016 – Shelved as: wwii-eto
June 23, 2016 – Shelved as: wwii-western-front
August 2, 2016 – Shelved as: d-day
September 19, 2016 – Started Reading
September 23, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 5, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read

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