Book by Torsten Granov, MA, Leader of International Military History Institute. Guide on the Normandy and Paris Tour
D-Day – the prelude, the drama, the aftermath
This book is about the invasion of Normandy, D-Day. It describes what happened and tries to explain why it happened. It is impossible to understand D-Day, or any other historical event, without first putting it into an historical context, describing what happened before and what came after.
The subject of this book is the invasion of Normandy and the battles that followed in the summer of 1944, but it begins with an account of the Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, and ends with the fall of the Third Reich in 1945.
“Mr Torsten Granov’s book on D-Day provides a perspective of a Danish historian on the climatic events of June 6, 1944. His insights and interpretation as a European enriches his historical commentary. It offers the reader a fresh look of what transpired on the beaches and fields of Normandy. Mr Granov is an expert guide, who has visited the battlefield many times. He has led countless tours across this historic terrain and sacred ground. His knowledge and insight is dramatically shared in the pages that follow below.”
– from the foreword by Daniel Martinez, Military historian, United States of America