Published 1999, reprinted 2002, 2005 & 2007
(Cover shown is 2007 edition)

Leger Holidays, UK
ISBN: n/a

Paperback, 23 pages, 14 photographs & illustrations, 4 maps.

Price: €5


This battlefield guide is brief introductory guide to the D-Day landing areas along the Normandy coast, detailing the main areas covered in the Normandy battlefield tour operated by battlefield tour company Leger Holidays. The author is one several specialist battlefield guides who conduct this tour for the company. 

Detailed Synopsis
This book looks at each of the main landing areas used by the Allied forces during Operation OVERLORD that was launched on D-Day 6 June 1944. Following a brief introduction and explanation of the main invasion plan, the book looks at each of the main sites giving further details of plans and objective. Illustrated with maps and photographs this compact guidebook provides an ideal general overview for anyone visiting the main D-Day battlefield sites in Normandy. 

Battlefield Areas Covered
D-Day landing areas: Pegasus Bridge, Horsa Bridge, Merville Battery, Ranville; SWORD Beach; JUNO Beach; GOLD Beach; Omaha Beach; UTAH Beach; Ste Mere Eglise in Normandy, France.

Forces Deployed

British, Canadian, French and United States Forces, including infantry and armoured units and special forces; airborne, commando and ranger units.


British 6th Airborne Division, 3rd and 50th Infantry Division, Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, United States 82nd and 101st Airborne Division and 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions.

Personalities in Content

Major General Raymond O.Barton, Lieutenant Den Brotheridge, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Major General Leonard T. Gerow, Major General D.A.H. Graham, Major General Sir Percy Hobart, Company Sgt Major Stan Hollis, Major General Clarence R. Huebner, Major General R.F. Keller, General Montgomery, Lieutenant Colonel Terence Otway, Major Genral T.G. Rennie, Colonel James Rudder, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.,Group Captain Stagg.

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