D-Day and Battle of Normandy tour guides books
D-Day and Battle of Normandy bibliography
The D-Day Visitor’s Handbook: Your Guide to the Normandy Battlefields and WWII Paris (2019)
The D-Day Visitor’s Handbook includes everything you need to know to plan and make your visit to the site of the biggest seaborne invasion in history. This compact guidebook not only describes the most significant land invasion of World War II, but provides detailed battlefield maps and tours, identifies monuments and attractions, and locates museums and historical sites to make your planning easier and less stressful.
by Kevin Dennehy and Stephen Powers
Michelin Green Guide Normandy: Travel Guide (2016)
The updated Green Guide Normandy accompanies travelers as they explore this bucolic region of France with its picturesque patchwork fields, quaint fishing villages, high chalk cliffs and wide sandy beaches. Michelin’s famed star-rating system pinpoints Norman highlights from iconic Mont-St-Michel to WWII’s D-Day landing beaches. Suggested places to eat and stay for a variety of budgets, driving and walking tours, respected maps, color photos and evocative area descriptions complete the picture for a successful visit.
The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day and the Bridgehead
The book describes the area from Cherbourg to Le Havre by way of the key D-Day locations, providing a handbook for the visitor and an overview for the armchair traveler. It covers, wherever possible, the forces from both sides and the memorials to those young men who fought so many years ago.
by Leo Marriott, Simon Forty
Lonely Planet Normandy & D-Day Beaches Road Trips (2015)
Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Normandy & D-Day Beaches Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering this region by car. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you’ll visit along the way, sample Norman cheeses and get close to WWI and WWII history, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to France, rent a car, and hit the road!
by Lonely Planet
The Rough Guide to Brittany and Normandy (2015)
There’s detailed advice on where to find and enjoy superb food, from the seafood of Brittany to the cheese and cider of Normandy, with thorough restaurant reviews and accurate up-to-date prices. Whether you’re looking for the best camping or the most stylish hotels, you can rely on accommodation suggestions for every budget and taste. You’ll find practical advice on how to get around, from river cruises to SNCF trains, as well as the clearest colour maps of any guide. Authoritative accounts cover everything from the landscapes and wildlife to Brittany and Normandy’s fascinating history and lively musical festivals.
by Greg Ward
Fields of War: Battle of Normandy (2014)
As a visitor s guide, Fields of War: Battle of Normandy presents the actual locations of key events in the struggle to free France from German occupation. Each battlefield visit begins with a succinct history of events followed by a description of the intense military action that determined success or failure. Extensive detailed maps illustrate the flow of the battle across the landscape and the units that participated. Detailed driving instructions and GPS co-ordinates direct visitors to each battlefield site. Descriptions of museums, memorials, cemeteries, and surviving artifacts are given along with their hours of operation. Mailing, email, and web addresses are also provided.
by Robert Mueller
A Traveller’s Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy (2013)
This text provides information about museums, sites, memorials, statues and cemetries in relation to D-Day and the battle for Normandy. It gives details of how to get to them and what to see, and with the aid of maps and photographs it gives the reader a comprehensive account of the major battles. It also helps the reader to understand what it was like to have endured the ordeal of combat through contemporary eyewitness accounts.
by Carl Shilleto
Michelin Battle of Normandy Map No.102
Historic WWII reproduction map. A detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000 showing the main sites of the summer 1944 battle. This map is an antique-feeling reproduction of the map originally published by Michelin in 1947. The main map includes place names and features special icons denoting battle dates and parachute drops, as well as an inset showing the broader movements of the military forces.
Visiting the Normandy Invasion Beaches and Battlefields (2019)
This splendid and timely book will be invaluable to those visiting the battlefields, sites, museums, memorials and cemeteries of the D-Day Normandy landings. It is intended for those planning and leading school groups and similar parties but is also ideal for individual/family visitors. The author provides helpful information for each site such as its context in the War, visitor orientation, the ‘spiel’ (the essential facts to engage, inform and entertain), suggested activity and relevant photos and maps.
by Gareth Hughes
Major & Mrs Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches (2019)
This new edition now contains: all the landing Beaches, all the Airborne operations: British and American, two approach routes; six timed and measured Itineraries 21 in-text ttinerary maps, battle maps & diagrams, approx 400 recommended sites within the D-Day planned area of advance, all with photos, each with latitude & longitude references.
by Tonie Holt, Valamai Holt
D-Day, 75th Anniversary: A Millennials Guide (2019)
D-Day – 75th Anniversary – A Millennials’ Guide goes beyond dates and figures and breaks down the history and happenings of the event that insured Allied victory into Past, Present and Future. Learn about the big personalities that put the invasion in motion and planned the details. See the awesome equipment – tanks, planes and ships – that made it possible. Meet the players on both sides of the battle and how they teamed up or fought each other to achieve victory.
by Jay Wertz