The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944

Using excerpts from contemporary training manuals, this pocket manual is an insight into the preparation of the troops involved in Operation Overlord.
Publication date:
January 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Editor :
Chris McNab
Series :
Pocket Manual
Illustration :
30 black and white photos and diagrams
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ISBN : 9781612007335

Dimensions : 198 X 128 mm
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• Latest in the attractive, entertaining and informative Pocket Manual series
• Uses material from rarely seen manuals and first-hand accounts with modern introductions by expert Chris McNab
• Available for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

The success of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, depending on thousands of troops carrying out their mission and the seamless coordination of the amphibious landings with paratrooper and glider assaults. The troops not only had to be trained up ready for their own roles, but to work alongside other troops, often coordinating activities and communicating with other troops while in unfamiliar terrain and under fire. This pocket manual brings together excerpts from Allied manuals used in the preparation for D-Day, including amphibious landings and managing beachheads, pathfinder, paratrooper and glider pilot training, and infantry and armoured fighting in the bocage countryside.


For anyone interested in the D-Day operations there is a lot to be discovered here, which all helps highlight the level of detail which went into such a large and complex operation.
Military Model Scene

... a remarkable glimpse of how the Allies geared up for the largest amphibious invasion ever seen. … a fascinating window on the preparations made ahead of D-Day.
Britain at War Magazine

… gives a real flavour for what the troops had to do in preparation.
The Armourer

Great value for money, unreservedly recommended. 5/5

Certainly the book is one which could be of very useful information to model makers and those researching various aspects of that operation.
Army Rumour Service

The subject matter gives some great insight into the doctrine of the time […] It's also great value for money so I recommend it unreservedly.
Soldier Magazine