Leo Marriott is a retired Air Traffic Controller who has had more than thirty books published on his specialist subjects: naval warfare and aviation. He is an experienced pilot and accomplished aerial photographer, and his work is featured in this book. Simon Forty has been working in publishing as commissioning editor and author for 35 years. He has co-authored with Leo Marriott a series of books on the Normandy Campaign, including The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day & the Bridgehead (2014) and Hitler's Atlantic Wall (2016). A keen cyclist he has toured the Normandy battlefields many times.
For a visitor to Normandy, this will be a very handy little reference if you want to travel around the area, and understand a bit more about some of the places that today are quiet and peaceful and which you might otherwise drive past without appreciating what happened there back in June 1944. * Military Modelling.com * These books are great for all ages but the younger me would have loved them and each volume is an ideal present for the history mad youth in your family. * War History Online * Past & Present is in an easier format for the battlefield visitor, as these are relatively compact paperback titles. * Recollections of World War II * They are lavishly illustrated...good value for money and are recommended. * FSG (Casemate magazine) * The "then and now" photograph on the front cover is fascinating, as is the story of the 6th Airborne Squadron and its allotted tasks... * Books Monthly *