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Operation Neptune, 1944
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Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

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The success of the Allied invasion of France on 6 June 1944 was to a large part down to Operation Neptune, the naval plan behind the Normandy landings.

About the Author

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost 30 years in the telecommunications industry before a change in career led him to become a full-time military historian. He is the author of over 20 books on various aspects of World War II. Ken now lives in Southampton. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and 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. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy, and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575, and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. Howard lives and works in Kent

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"This is an excellent summary of the naval aspects of the invasion, and gives considerable insight to those interested in repelling invasions. As such, it is highly recommended." --Coast Defense Journal "Over 60 historical photographs, maps, and artwork capturing D-Day's events augment Ford's useful book. A bibliography and index complete contents. Check the inside back cover for more study references." --David L/ Veres, www.cybermodeler.com "First and foremost this 96-page paperback recounts the ingenuity, valor and determination of Allied seamen who opened a new front on the European mainland and helped pave the way to victory over Axis forces. This book is liberally illustrated in color and black and white by fascinating photos, excellent maps and a few fine color plates by Howard Gerrard." --Grant Peterson, Toy Soldier and Model Figure Magazine This is an excellent summary of the naval aspects of the invasion, and gives considerable insight to those interested in repelling invasions. As such, it is highly recommended. "Coast Defense Journal" Over 60 historical photographs, maps, and artwork capturing D-Day's events augment Ford's useful book. A bibliography and index complete contents. Check the inside back cover for more study references. "David L/ Veres, www.cybermodeler.com" First and foremost this 96-page paperback recounts the ingenuity, valor and determination of Allied seamen who opened a new front on the European mainland and helped pave the way to victory over Axis forces. This book is liberally illustrated in color and black and white by fascinating photos, excellent maps and a few fine color plates by Howard Gerrard. "Grant Peterson, Toy Soldier and Model Figure Magazine"" "First and foremost this 96-page paper- back recounts the ingenuity, valor and determination of Allied seamen who opened a new front on the Euro- pean mainland and helped pave the way to victory over Axis forces. This book is liberally illustrated in color and black and white by fascinat- ing photos, excellent maps and a few fine color plates by Howard Gerrard." Grant Peterson, "Toy" "Soldier and Model Figure Magazine" "This is an excellent summary of the naval aspects of the invasion, and gives considerable insight to those interested in repelling invasions. As such, it is highly recommended." - "Coast Defense Journal " "Over 60 historical photographs, maps, and artwork capturing D-Day's events augment Ford's useful book. A bibliography and index complete contents. Check the inside back cover for more study references." - David L/ Veres, www.cybermodeler.com"

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