Book review: The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944

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While the handy pocket size format and general artistic styling gives the initial impression that this is a fun guide to invading Europe, the dry text and copious illustrations are anything but.

Author: Chris McNab

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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While the handy pocket size format and general artistic styling gives the initial impression that this is a fun guide to invading Europe, the dry text and copious illustrations are anything but. It’s an entirely serious look at excerpts from various British and American manuals and training instructions that were actually used to help train and prepare the troops for D-Day. That means there’s a lot of information squeezed in around the drawings and photos but it does give a real flavour for what the troops had to do in preparation.

 

• Casemate

 

• ISBN 978-1-6120-0733-5

 

• 164 pages • Hardback • £9.95

 

 

As reviewed in The Armourer July 2019

 

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