Kimber, 1st ed., 1980. 309 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Remains of tiny label to spine of d.j., where red title is typically faded o/w V.G.+. The D-Day Landings in June 1944, though eventually a brilliant success, came close to being the greatest military disaster in history. This book is a unique collection of accounts of personal experiences from RAF pilots, the Royal Navy, sappers, gunners, tank crews, signals, infantry, chaplains and surgeons. The letters come from all ranks and describe some extraordinary events. Each section of the letters is introduced with a clear explanation of the action concerned. The author has visited every sector of the landings area and made a careful study of every phase of the battle. The text is illustrated by tactical maps and photographs taken during the fighting.