The Guns at Last Light

Rick Atkinson

What is an argonaut? (Page 503 hardback 2013 ed).

This is a tour de force. Atkinson has given us in one volume the war on the Western front from D Day to VE Day.

There is a nice balance between the strategic and tactical perspectives. Recollection’s home is well-curated. The maps are big and show all requisite information. FDR, WSC, Stalin and the generals are well covered. A copy that subsequent histories will be measured against.

This is a book that cannot be read in one go. I started reading in 2013, resumed on 6 June (D Day) 2014, resumed from 7 March to 25 June 2021.

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