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THE TAKING OF NORMANDY

Everyone knew D-Day was coming, Americans, British, French, and importantly the Nazis. For months the Allies had been working to misdirect and feed false reports of where the landing would happen, but it was inevitable. What was less clear was how successful they would be. As James Holland, author of and (among many other titles) tells us, it was a one step at a time process. “The one priority of D-Day is to make sure that it doesn’t fail and that trumps absolutely everything,” he insists. “And everyone’s got terribly obsessed about D-Day targets and the fact

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