I was recently in Normandy. I have books on D-Day but am now seeking pointers for a history of the whole campaign, in part to explain how the lovely town of Bayeux was abandoned without a fight by the Germans on the night of June 6.
I am also looking for a history of the 28th Division. My mother-in-law’s cousin was killed by mortar fire somewhere outside St. Lo during the Mortain counter-offensive. Thanks for any pointers.
I have a number of Keegan’s books and feel that his best was his first. I also have Ambrose’s D-Day and noted upon my return that he says total Allied casualties on that day were 4,900. Most everyone else has a number closer to 10,000. I shall look for D’Este.