Being someone who loves military history and has a particular interest in Operation Overlord I found this to be an extremely astute version of the campaign. History tends to be written from the victors viewpoint, but this account details the courage, initiative and misery suffered by the vanquished. It also highlighted again the unrealistic expectations placed on the ordinary soldier by the German leaders and high command. Mr Hargraves delivers a perspective of the war that most readers would not have been previously exposed to. The book is extremely factual, hence macabre in parts and at times also a little heavy going. That said, if you like historical accounts of military history, especially WW2, this book is well worth the read. Mike Harding
Enjoyed it, leaves a lot of questions unanswered paraticularly how the Germans could carry on the war with such massive losses in men and equipment, and why they continued to support this evil nazi regime right until the end. I suppose that's another story.