Origins of the Battle - Chronology - Opposing Commanders - Opposing Armies - Opposing Plans - The Landings - The Airborne Assault - Sword Beach - Holding and expanding the Beachhead - Aftermath - The Battlefield Today - Bibliography - Index
Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost thirty years in the telecommunications industry. He now spends his time as an author and a bookseller specialising in military history. He has written a number of books on various Second World War subjects. Ken now lives in Southampton. Howard Gerrard has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers, and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.