Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, James Holland draws on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world to offer a new perspective on this historic time.
James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning
historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of
best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters,
Burma '44 and, most recently, Big Week, he has also
written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner
He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War, The War in the West. He has presented - and written - many television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery Channels.
He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of WarGen.org, an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalk Valley History Hit podcast. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he also has a weekly podcast with Al Murray, We Have Ways of Making You Talk- Al Murray and James Holland Talk World War II. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.
As an account of this mighty and vitally significant clash of
armies, Normandy '44 stands as richly impressive, hard to
surpass * William Boyd, TImes Literary Supplement *
A superb account of the invasions that deserves immense praise...To convey the human drama of Normandy requires great knowledge and sensitivity. Holland has both in spades * The Times *
An invigorating new history of the Allied invasion of France * Strong Words Magazine *
A readable account of one of the 20th century's most defining battles provides a strategic overview enlivened by personal accounts of the horror ... for the general reader there are plenty of surprises * The i *
An impressive new account of D-Day ... Holland knows his stuff when it comes to military matters ... he reads the minds of the generals, their tactics, their blunders - on both sides * Daily Mail *