D-Day, Our Greatest Enterprise, by Lesley Burton
Published privately by the author in 1993, 96 pages. Large A4 size softback (N5029P1)
This book provides a fascinting and detailed account of the planning and preperation that went on, predominantly along the ports and towns of the south coast, for the invasion of occupied Europe that became known as D-Day.
From the introduction: The purpose of this book is... to recapture the mood of the South Coast towns as the nation prepared itself for the momentous events of fifty years ago. And Second, to recreate through their own words the feeling of that wis was like to be a member of the armed forces and part of a unique military operation, probably the mightiest assault force ever assembled in the history of modern warfare.
Chapters include the Undercover War, Piers that go up and down with the tide, The Khaki invasion, Prelude to Overlord, A peculiar feeling of quietness, and The Far Shore
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs and maps
Condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuff but is clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is an old price printed on the title page, and a small price sticker on the rear side cover