Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, James Holland draws on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world to offer a new perspective on this historic time.
James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning
historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of
best-selling histories including Fortress Malta- An Island Under
Siege, Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and most recently,
The War in the West and Big Week, he has also written
nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner
He has presented - and written - a large number of television programmes and series, including the film Normandy 44 for the BBC, and is a mainstay of the internationally successful Nazi Megastrucutres. He has scripted and is producing a feature film of his novel, A Pair of Silver Wings.
He is also Chair of the Chalke Valley History Festival, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Research Fellow at Swansea University. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.
"As an account of this mighty and vitally significant clash of
armies, Normandy '44 stands as richly impressive, hard to surpass"
* William Boyd, TImes Literary Supplement *
"A superb account of the invasions that deserves immense praise...To convey the human drama of Normandy requires great knowledge and sensitivity. Holland has both in spades" * The Times *
"An invigorating new history of the Allied invasion of France" * Strong Words Magazine *
"A readable account of one of the 20th century's most defining battles provides a strategic overview enlivened by personal accounts of the horror ... for the general reader there are plenty of surprises" * The i *
"An impressive new account of D-Day ... Holland knows his stuff when it comes to military matters ... he reads the minds of the generals, their tactics, their blunders - on both sides" * Daily Mail *