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Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches: Sixth Edition with Latitude and Longitude References [Kindle Edition]

Major Tonie Holt , Valmai Holt
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Book Description

Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally known as ‘THE BIBLE’, this is the sixth, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES.

The third in the Holts' important series of Battlefield Guides (following the Somme and the Ypres Salient) it employs the same, highly acclaimed formula. Once again, the cold facts are interlaced with anecdotes of bravery, humor, sadness and humanity.

This new edition now contains:

• All the landing Beaches: JUNO, SWORD, GOLD, OMAHA, UTAH
• All the Airborne Operations: British and American
• Two Approach Routes; Six timed and measured Itineraries
• 21 in-text Itinerary maps, Battle maps & Diagrams
• Approximately 400 recommended sites within the D-Day planned area of advance, all with photos, each with Latitude & Longitude references (New for this Edition)
• Over 400 colored pictures, 352 pages
• Memorials / Museums / Batteries / Bunkers / Landing fields
• Allied and German War Cemeteries
• Historical background to the landings
• The Plans and what actually happened
• Information about Allied and German War Graves Associations
• Veterans’ and other commemorative associations
• Normandy tourist information: Where to stay / where to eat
• Cameos about personalities - VCs / MOHs / Poets / Photographers etc…
Packaged with the Battle Map of the Normandy Landing Beaches showing the sea Assault formations for UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD Beaches and the air Assault Formations round Ste Mere Eglise and Pegasus Bridge; the D-Day Objectives and the Ground Gained on D-Day.

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From the Author

We are often asked - 'Why do you write your guide books?' The answer is that we believe that it is important to record the past and the endeavours that shape our today. Probably the two most important events of recent history are the two world wars and the part that our countrymen and allies played in them.
As we conducted our tours around the battlefields it became clear that there was no central record of the memorials that chronicle the struggles of those that fought for our freedoms. We therefore decided that we would begin to record those memorials and events and the culmination of that effort over the last 30 years or so is our book on Normandy.
We travelled every road (many times) went in every bunker and cemetery, visited every museum and in the course of our travels made many friends in Normandy. The book is held together by the personal stories of many veterans that we came to know over the years. It is their story.
In view of the advances in modern technology we have included GPS locations for every stop that we suggest and have added a photo too. It took two years of work when we were unable to find time to write on anything except Normandy. Our first Normandy Guide was written over 20 years ago. This edition is the 6th.
We hope that every reader will find something of value in our books but ultimately we believe that if we are to properly value the freedoms we have today we must know the price that has been paid for them.

Product Details

  • File Size: 14918 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword; 6 edition (June 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5V9AY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,287 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great amount of information for trip planning December 31, 2013
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I bought this book in preparation for my trip to the Normandy beaches. The book is amazing. It gives information a practically every museum, battery, marker, etc. I really found useful the coordinates that I will use in my GPS as I will be driving the area. It is organized using suggested itineraries for six different areas of the invasion locations. While I have created my own routes, these suggested tour routes helped my in planning my three day visit. These suggested are so detailed that each of the six would require approximately 6-7 hours. This book is a great resource if you are planning a trip to the D Day invasion area.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent planning resource April 13, 2014
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Made me realize that I needed to add another day to my proposed Normandy trip, and not in a bad way. The Holts' thorough guidebook is an exceptional planning aid. I can't say enough about these guidebooks!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars D-Day Guide February 21, 2014
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Excellent Book and Service. Also purchased the Guide for Market Garden and will watch for a Battle of the Bulge Guide.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A lengthy work and covers the D-Day events well September 14, 2013
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I found this book when I was at the Portmouth, UK, war museum. I ordered the Kindle version since I was backpacking around Europe and didn't want to carry all that paper. The book is thick and heavy. It is a pretty conclusive work and has some new material that I had not seen before, but much of it can be found in other publications as well.

If you've never read about D-Day, it is a good book to start with. There are plenty of personal stories and it is a good overview of the hell that was D-Day.
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