General Reading

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The Normandy Campaign


1944: The Canadians in Normandy by Reginald Roy (Toronto: MacMillan of Canada, 1984).

The Battle of the Generals by Martin Blumenson (New York: Morrow, 1993).

British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944 by John Buckley (Cass, 2004)

Caen: Anvil of Victory by Alexander McKee

The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign: A Study of Failure in High Command by John English (New York: Praeger, 1991).

Decision in Normandy by Carlo D’Este (New York: William Collins, 1983).

Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy by Terry Copp (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003).

Guy Simonds and the Art of Command by Terry Copp

Monty’s Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe 1944-5 by John Buckley (Yale, 2013)

Normandy 1944 by Bill McAndrew, Donald E. Graves and Michael Whitby (Montreal: Art Global, 1994)

The Normandy Campaign: Seventy Years On edited by John Buckley (Cass, 2006)

The Price of Command: A Biography of General Guy Simonds by Dominick Graham (Toronto: Stoddart, 1993).

Stalingrad en Normandie by/par Eddy Florentin (Paris: Presse de la Cité). Ultra in the West: The Normandy Campaign by Ralph Bennett(New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1979).

Official Histories

By Air to Battle: The Official Account of the British Paratroops in World War II by The Air Ministry and The Ministry of Information [reprint edited by Bob Carruthers]

Cross Channel Attack: The U.S. Army in World War II by Gordon A. Harrison

The Victory Campaign: The Operations in North-West Europe, 1944-1945. Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Vol. III by C.P. Stacey

Victory in the West Vol. I: The Battle of Normandy by Major L.F. Ellis


21st Army Group in Normandy: Towards a New Balance Sheet by Terry Copp

The Challenge of Counting D-Day’s Dead by Carl Bialik, at FiveThirtyEight.

Enemy Reaction to Overlord: Allied Intelligence Assessment, 6 May 1944 by Bill Williams

A Re-Evaluation of Generalship: Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds and Major-General George Kitching in Normandy 1944 by Angelo Caravaggio

Reflections on Caen, Bocage and the Gap: A Naval Historian’s Critique of the Normandy Campaign by Marc Milner