For the first book in the series Over The Battlefield, Ian Daglish has chosen to describe the events of Operation GOODWOOD, July 1944, the dramatic attempted British armoured break-out from the Normandy bridge-head. This was the greatest armoured battle undertaken by the British during the Second World War. What is so special about this book is the discovery and use of superb aerial photos taken during the fighting by the RAF. This amazing imagery makes it possible to trace the course of the battle and to track the movement of the armoured regiments and troops of both sides. The effect is sensational and the reader is able to follow history in the making.
OVER THE BATTLEFIELD: OPERATION GOODWOOD
The opening book of the series Over the Battlefield sees author Ian Daglish describing Operation GOODWOOD, the armoured breakout from the Normandy bridgehead. The book’s foundation are the superb aerial photos taken by the RAF during the battle.