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Stout Hearts - The British And Canadians In Normandy 1944

Stout Hearts - The British And Canadians In Normandy 1944
Autor: Ben Kite
Data publikacji: 2016-08
ISBN: 9781911096184
Wydawca: HELION & COMPANY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 3.2 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 500
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c 140 b/w photos, 16 colour maps

Stout Heartsis abook which offers an entirely new perspective on the British Army in Normandy. This fresh study explores the anatomy of war through theArmy's operations in the summer of 1944, informing and entertainingthe general non-fiction reader as well as students of military history. There have been so many books written on Normandy that the publication of another one might appear superfluous. However most books have focused on narrating the conduct of the battle, describing the factors that influenced its outcome, or debating the relative merits of the armies and their generals. What was missing from the existing body of work on Normandy specifically and the Second World War generally is a book that explains how an army actually operates in war and what it was like for those involved, Stout Heartsfills this gap. Stout Heartsis essential reading for those who wish to understand the mechanics of battle. How does an Army care for its wounded? How do combat engineers cross obstacles? How do tanks fight? How do Air and Naval Forces support the Army? But to understand what makes an Army tick you must also understand its people. Therefore explanations of tactics and techniques are not only well illustrated with excellent photographs and high quality maps but also effectively combined with relevant accounts from the combatants themselves. These dramatic stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things are the strength of the book, bringing the campaign to life and entertaining the reader. Contains approx. 140 b/w photos, 16 colour maps.

 

bout the Author

Ben Kite is a serving British Army Officer who was born in 1970 in Berkshire and was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1990. He has served in a variety of different roles in his twenty-five year Army career including deployments to Belize, Bosnia, Kurdistan, South Africa, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. His service has also included operational roles with Royal Marine and Royal Air Force Units. Ben Kite has instructed at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, is a graduate of the British Defence Academy s Higher Command and Staff Course and a member of the Society for Army Historical Research. He was awarded the OBE in 2012 and is married to Elsa with two daughters, Jemima and Lucy. Stout Hearts is his first book.



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