Welcome to The Amphibious Warfare blog, the place for you who can't decide whether you prefer mud to salty seas or vice versa. Here you'll find books, films, model kits and a few other things that are related to the world of amphibious warfare, many times from a modellers point of view. Do not hesitate to comment or give me a hint if you miss something here. Please do not expect this blog to get updated every day.
A book; The D-Day Companion
The D-Day Companion, edited by Jane Penrose, Osprey Publications
For a broad understanding of one of history's most important events The D-Day Companion is possibly the best bet. In thirteen essays all facets of the planning, execution and aftermath of the biggest combined operations event of all times are probed and dissected. You will not find many individual stories here. Emphasis is on the wide perspectives although a few personal accounts show the feelings and confusion from both attacker as well as defender. It's just a three days read and thus a perfect companion for the student or war gamer wishing to get an introduction to the Normandy landings and associated actions.