Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Devil's Garden - Steven Zaloga

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Title: The Devil's Garden
Author: Steven Zaloga
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 978-0-8117-1228-6
Pages: 272
Rating: 4.5/5
Books relating to the Normandy Invasion are very numerous but not so perspectives relating to specific German defensive preparations to counter said invasion. Zaloga's book traces the concept, development, challenges, successes and failures of the German planning for a landing at Omaha Beach where the Allies suffered the greatest casualties on the morning of D-Day. Well researched and written, this is an excellent 'layman's' start point for interest in how Rommel and the Germans struggled to make the most of the advantages that they enjoyed and overcome/minimize the deficiencies. Replete with hundreds of photographs and graphs, it is an outstanding reference and educational tool.

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