Countdown to D-Day: The German Perspective
D-Day is one of the most pivotal moments of World War II and hundreds of books have been written about that crucial date in modern history. However, there has not been a lot of works written from the German perspective. Peter Margaritis’ Countdown to D-Day does just that. Margaritis, a writer of military history provides an up-close and personal view of the German planning and preparation for that date that is very fascinating. He divides the book into chapters and further subdivides these chapters day-by-day starting from December 1943. Margaritis does a great job of telling the story without bogging down with a monotonous rant. His tone puts the reader right there with Wehrmacht generals as they hunch over the map planning the operation. He writes in the present tense which lends the book further credibility. Furthermore, Margaritis profiles some of the pivotal players that played a major role in the operation.
I enjoyed reading Margaritis’ Countdown to D-Day. Strictly a day-by-day account, the book is definitely not boring. I would highly recommend Countdown to D-Day to any history or military buff especially those who are interested in World War II.
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