Schiffer, Atglen, rev., updated & expanded ed., 1995. 292 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 23 x 15cm. FINE. This revised, expanded and updated edition of the author’s great classic was published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. What really happened that day on June 6, 1944 ? Why was the German command reluctant to believe in an invasion at this hour and on this coastal sector ? Where was the German counterattack ? Why were the panzer divisions, which were ready for action, not allowed to strike ? What was going on with the Luftwaffe ? The author answers these questions in his gripping, factual style. In this new and revised edition, he has also taken into account the most recent results of historical research, especially the successful allied deception effort achieved by agents, phoney radio transmissions and sophisticated disinformation operations, details of which had only then recently been revealed, and which led to fateful false estimations by Hitler and the German generals.