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Disaster At D-Day – The Germans Defeat the Allies, June 1944

By: Peter Tsouras (583/35977)
Publishers: BCA, ISBN: 9781853671609
(From the John Laffin Library)

June 1944: the Allies have prepared the largest forces ever gathered for the massive, decisive invasion of Europe. Facing them on the coast of France is the might of the German Wehrmacht. What happens next is well known to any student of modern history – but the out come could have been very different, as Peter Tsouras shows in this convincing new account of the D-Day campaign.

The question of ‘what might have been’ has fascinated authors as diverse as Saki and Len Deighton, dealing with the fictional after-effects of great battles. Disaster at D-Day, firmly based on fact, is a brilliant study of how a campaign could lead to unexpected results. Peter Tsouras introduces minor alterations at the start of the operation – the slight repositioning of a unit, the unlooked-for presence of a commander – and examines their effects as they gather momentum and impact upon all subsequent events. Without deviating from the genuine possibilities of the situation, he presents a campaign that keeps the reader guessing and changes the course of history.

October 2008


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