OverviewThis visual history collates images relating to all aspects of D-Day and the Normandy landings. Beginning with the lead up to D-Day, it encompasses the equipment, planning, troops, and training. It also examines the impact on civilians and the work underway in factories. As the momentum gathered, the book focuses on the final preparations in the last month before D-Day, and follows events through the Channel and naval operations, the air forces and airborne landings, landings on British beaches, and landings on U.S. beaches, before considering the aftermath and the Battle of Normandy through to the end of the war. Using the extensive archives of the Portsmouth D-Day Museum, including many of their largely unpublished collections of memories and photographs, this is a moving and unique record of a momentous time.
Author BiographyAndrew Whitmarsh is military history officer for the Portsmouth Museum and Records Service. A previous curator of the RAF Museum, Hendon, he has written a number of articles for Battlefields Review and Over the Front and is the author of Portsmouth at War.