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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (837 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keegan Narrator: Robert Sevr Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Historic author and military strategist, John Keegan, dramatically brings D-day and the following stages of the Normandy invasion to life—on the beaches, in the air, and throughout the countryside. Including fascinating details and anecdotes, he expertly chronicles the individual successes and setbacks of six separate national armies—American, Canadian, English, German, Polish, and French—as they struggle for control. Keegan clearly depicts each nation’s values and their approach to war with unique insight and intelligence. Using writings and eyewitness accounts, he vividly captures the feelings of military participants, from key leaders to the troops in the field. Robert Sevra’s skillful narration takes the listener through the planning sessions onto the battlefield, portraying the fear and honor warriors universally share. Six Armies in Normandy is a memorable must-listen for anyone who enjoys human drama. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Keegan is a skilled writer and his battle accounts are stirring. But beyond the vivid battle stories, this is also a book that will engage intellectually those who study battles and tactics, as well as the diplomatic activity that was necessary for the Allied victory in the Second World War’s European theater of operations.”

    Robert McNamara

  • “The best book written on the 1944 Normandy campaign…Here is a coherent, lucid view of a vastly complex operation, brilliantly written by a military historian who has a fine eye for the telling detail that can bring alive a battle or a staff conference.”

    New York Times

  • “[John Keegan] writes about war better than almost anyone in our century.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “The story of this vast, complex, and risky amphibious assault, and the campaign which followed, has been told many times, but never better than by John Keegan.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Keegan’s brilliantly written account of the Allied invasion of France in 1944 is peppered with the author’s childhood recollections, memorable prose, inspiring vocabulary, and expert commentary on the experience of and strategies behind this vital campaign.”


  • “Williams superbly makes an intelligent and humane piece of scholarship come alive.”


  • “The oft-told story of the British-American Second Front debate is recast, compellingly, in terms of salient individuals…The character of national armies, the play of chance and circumstance, the imperatives of technology and strategy—all are brilliantly interwoven and elaborated. If anyone can convert the thoughtful reader to ‘war books,’ it will be Keegan.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lawrence | 12/20/2013

    " John Keegan one of the most respected historians of the II World War gives a breakdown of what the six armies who fought the battle of Normandy did and how they performed. A book that is a must for those interested in the Battle of Normandy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Collin Rogowski | 12/9/2013

    " A book about the armies that invaded and then liberated France in the 2nd world war. This book paints a good picture of everyday life of soldiers and officiers during the war and illustrates some of the strategic points made by the generals (both axis and allies) at that time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edward | 6/11/2013

    " Keegan's good, just a little dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daniel | 5/13/2013

    " These are the unvarnished facts! "

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