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This is an auction for THE STRUGGLE FOR EUROPE by Chester Wilmot.

"Wilmot effectively invented the modern method of writing contemporary military history."
- John Keegan

"Impossible to praise too highly. Becomes at once a classic of contemporary history."
- Daily Telegraph

Amazon.com reviews:

"This classic text describes the build-up of the invasion of Europe, and the scenes at the beach-head and in the "bocage" of Normandy. It also discusses the disputes among the Allies, the Anglo-American difficulties over Grand strategy, and the friction between Hitler and his generals which culminated in the plot of July 20th 1944, as well as the pincer movements of the Russians and the Anglo-American forces which brought Europe to victory."

"FIVE STARS!!! A very readable, comprehensive, yet compact study of the war in Europe. Wilmot covers all of the war in Europe, including Dunkirk, Dieppe, Battle of/Invasion of Britain etc but is especially in his element post D-Day. He puts a lot of things in context e.g. land force successes are related to the ability of Germany to wage war following the strategic bombing of German factories etc., which in turn is put into the context of an air war, and other factors pertaining to output. After reading Wilmot you are left in no doubt that the fighting in Western Europe after D-Day was every bit as bitter and devastating as the fighting in the first world war, and with equally horrific casualties. A must have book. BUY THIS BOOK!"

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1954.

848 pages.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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