Stout Hearts: The British And Canadians In Normandy 1944 by Ben KiteStout Hearts: The British And Canadians In Normandy 1944 by Ben Kite

Stout Hearts: The British And Canadians In Normandy 1944

byBen KiteEditorBen Kite

Paperback | August 5, 2016

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Stout Hearts is a book which offers an entirely new perspective on the British Army in Normandy. This fresh study explores the anatomy of war through the Army's operations in the summer of 1944, informing and entertaining the general non-fiction reader as well as students of military history. There have been so many books written on Normandy that the publication of another one might appear superfluous. However most books have focused on narrating the conduct of the battle, describing the factors that influenced its outcome, or debating the relative merits of the armies and their generals. What was missing from the existing body of work on Normandy specifically and the Second World War generally is a book that explains how an army actually operates in war and what it was like for those involved, Stout Hearts fills this gap. Stout Hearts is essential reading for those who wish to understand the 'mechanics' of battle. How does an Army care for its wounded? How do combat engineers cross obstacles? How do tanks fight? How do Air and Naval Forces support the Army? But to understand what makes an Army 'tick' you must also understand its people. Therefore explanations of tactics and techniques are not only well illustrated with excellent photographs and high quality maps but also effectively combined with relevant accounts from the combatants themselves. These dramatic stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things are the strength of the book, bringing the campaign to life and entertaining the reader.
Ben Kite is a serving British Army Officer who was born in 1970 in Berkshire and was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1990. He has served in a variety of different roles in his twenty-five year Army career including deployments to Belize, Bosni
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Title:Stout Hearts: The British And Canadians In Normandy 1944Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 2016Publisher:Helion and CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911096184

ISBN - 13:9781911096184

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