D-DAY was unprecedented. An invasion of this scale and magnitude had never been carried out before. The landings in North
Africa, Sicily and Italy were of limited scope by comparison; if they had failed it would not have been a complete disaster,
whereas Normandy heralded the long-awaited Second Front. This dramatic new study investigates the great feats of unique problem-solving
that enabled the success of such an important invasion. Military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones brings his expert eye to
bear on the D-Day landings and subsequent Normandy campaign. He reassesses the technical ingenuity required through the eyes
of those who fought there, and vividly reveals how each side managed, whether dealing with the challenges of crossing the
Channel safely or in defence of the French coast. Including first-hand accounts, D-Day 1944 places the reader in the thick
of the action.