WW2 - Caen, July 28, 1944
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BATTLE - Normandy 1944: Life and death in the heat of combat

by Kenneth Macksey

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Normandy 1944: Life and death in the heat of combat


Outside Caen, July 28, 1944, the Americans have broken through the German defences. British divisions redeploy to join the American attack. Ken Macksey has related authentic incidents played out by participants who have remained fictitious to protect the memory of the living and dead to show the reader the true nature of combat.


BATTLE: Normandy 1944 by Kenneth Macksea: Life and death in the heat of combat: A small flash photograph of this book in an attempt to show condition and general appearance.
This new edition published by Grub Street 2001.
Originally published as Anatomy of a Battle by Stein and Day, New York, in 1974
Edition: Second - First UK.
Hardcover
ISBN: 1902304470

Book details:

206 pages 160 mm. x 240 mm. x32 mm.
Weight unwrapped 613 gr. Wrapped for postage <750 gr.

PRICE £7.50 including UK postage

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A green cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine - no marks -condition is NEAR FINE. The dust wrapper is whole and is in at least VERY GOOD PLUS condition - a very nice copy!

Front flap blurbs: 

It is Normandy, July 28, 1944. Outside Caen, the Americans have broken through the German defences. Six stalemated British divisions redeploy to join the American attack. The ensuing battle involves infantry, tanks and artillery working together. The battle plans, which had seemed clear-cut and achievable, during the battle seem a nightmarish botch of the frightened men who are fighting. Some men fail –as human beings, as leaders, as comrades; some just do their duty, some excel. It is a battle like any other, where the resources of men are teste to the limit and each is face with his own stark moment of revelation.

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And here is the key. In order to show the reader the true nature of combat, Ken Macksey has related authentic incidents played out by participants who have remained fictitious to protect the memory of the living and dead. He weaves a terrific story using all his experience and the result, part fact, part fiction is a unique and brilliant insight into what really happens in the life and death of warfare.

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