Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe

Normandy A Graphic History of D Day The Allied Invasion of Hitler s Fortress Europe Normandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in full color pages The initial paratrooper assault is shown as well as the storming of the five D Day beaches Utah Omaha Gold

  • Title: Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe
  • Author: Wayne Vansant
  • ISBN: 9780760343920
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • Normandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in 96 full color pages The initial paratrooper assault is shown, as well as the storming of the five D Day beaches Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword But the story does not end there Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea This boNormandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in 96 full color pages The initial paratrooper assault is shown, as well as the storming of the five D Day beaches Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword But the story does not end there Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea This book depicts the such key events in the Allied liberation of Europe as 1 Construction of the Mulberry Harbors, two giant artificial harbors built in England and floated across the English Channel so that troops, vehicles, and supplies could be offloaded across the invasion beaches.2 The Capture of Cherbourg, the nearest French port, against a labyrinth of Gennan pillboxes.3 The American fight through the heavy bocage hedgerow country to take the vital town of Saint L.4 The British Canadian struggle for the city of Caen against the Hitler Youth Division, made up of 23,000 seventeen and eighteen year old Nazi fanatics.5 The breakout of General Patton s Third Army and the desperate US 30th Division s defense of Mortaine.6 The Falaise Pocket, known as the Killing Ground, where the remnants of two German armies were trapped and bombed and shelled into submission The slaughter was so great that 5,000 Germans were buried in one mass grave 7 The Liberation of Paris, led by the 2nd Free French Ard Division, which had been fighting for four long years with this goal in mind.

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    About “Wayne Vansant

    • Wayne Vansant

      I was born and raised near Atlanta, GA, and served in the U.S Navy during the Vietnam War I graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 1975 and have had many jobs, including being a salesman, security guard, milk delivery man, and the Director of Security for a large art museum I began my writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics Savage Tales and The Nam Since then I have written and or illustrated many books and comics on historical military subjects such as Battle Group Peiper, Days of Darkness, Antietam The Fiery Trial commissioned by the National Park Service , Blockade The Civil War at Sea, The War in Korea, The Hammer and the Anvil profiling Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass , Normandy profiling D Day and the entire Normandy Campaign , Gettysburg profiling the Battle of Gettysburg , and many others I am currently working on graphic histories of the Battle of the Bulge, Manfred von Richthofen, aka the Red Baron, and and am finishing up my Russian Front trilogy entitled Katusha Girl Soldier of the Patriotic War, which is currently available as an eBook on Comics Plus, a leading comics book app.



    458 thoughts on “Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe

    • This was the best graphic novel that Comixology gave away during their 20-day summer giveaway. Not only was it 100 pages for free, it was a good read.The writer and artist, Wayne Vansant really took time to research this book. I could tell because it corresponded with what I've read in other World War II books. I guess one reason this book scored high marks from me was because I'm really into World War II material.Still, read this book if you're into history, especially about World War II.


    • I read Normandy A Graphic History of D-Day, by Wayne Vansant. I really liked this book because history, especially American history, interests me a lot. The book follows the allied soldiers before, while and after they storm the beaches of Normandy. The book doesn’t have any dialogue, it is all narrated. It is quite wordy, as it explains what is going on in certain points during the war and also gives previous information so that the reader can understand better. The art in this book does use [...]


    • This was free on Comixology recently and I thought it sounded like it was worth a read. It tells the story from the D-Day landing to liberation of Paris in a graphic format. It is not really what I would class as a graphic novel but it is more that than a normal book. Whilst the illustrations are good they serve as little more than something to catch the eye and give out no real information. Everything good here comes from the text.Whilst I knew a little about D-Day I knew virtually nothing abou [...]


    • This was the first nonfiction "graphic novel" I've read and I enjoyed it a great deal. I think the history is good and well written. The graphics are also excellent and entertaining. There are a small number of criticisms, like on page 75 the author states that we "had our tank aces too" and mentions Sgt Lafayette Pool of the 3rd Armored Division, but doesn't say what made him a "tank ace." At the same time, however, the book actually mentioned some things I did not know about the Normandy Campa [...]


    • Free comic!Except it's not a comic. It's certainly not a graphic novel. Instead it's a very dry and not very remarkable account of a very well-known story.Then, once the text is arranged on each page in very plain and boring block, very plain illustrations are added. These illustrations are usually one of three distinct types:1. wide view of action2. closeup of soldier's head with action in the background3. closeup of soldier's head with no action in the background (featuring likeness of actual [...]


    • While the story is not new, I really enjoyed reading it in the graphic novel format. Historical fiction can tend to be dry for my tastes, so I enjoyed being able to breeze through Normandy without feeling bored. This would have been such a great idea when I was in high school learning about this time in our world's history. I am happy I won this book through !


    • Desde el punto de vista gráfico «Normandía. Una historia gráfica del Día-D» es tan clara como desde el punto de vista del guion. Vansant no emplea bocadillos, sino que cada viñeta va acompañada de un recuadro con un prolijo texto (a la manera de los libros ilustrados o de las viñetas del icónico cómic ‘El Príncipe Valiente’, si bien aquellas incluyen diálogos que no se Seguir leyendo


    • I borrowed this book from a kiddo and ended up having to read it quite quickly to get it back to him, which really influenced my reaction to the book. It was almost information overload, but I think if I had had time to read it slowly and time to digest/process the material I would have come away with a much better understanding. Additionally, I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about D-Day as some -- so others may find that this book wasn't information overload because they have the connection and [...]



    • The book Normandy, I would say it isn’t really worth your time to read the book. The main characters are basically the Americans and Germans. The big conflict is the war and how it happened. How the war had started was hitler was trying to kill all of the Jews. The book was mostly about World War 2 and how it started and how it ended. If you are a history person that loves to read about the past wars and conflicts that we had back then, this would be a fantastic book for you. This book was rea [...]


    • The book “Normande” was a quick but good read. There was plenty of action, and it was described very well. The book is a graphic novel and the illustrations compliment the book. I would suggest this book to those that like history or just a good fight.This book is about World War II. At this time in the war America had just joined the war making it a world war. The main conflict of this book (war) was the fight against Hitler and his men. I think that the author did a great job of describing [...]


    • The book Normandy, I don't think it's really worth reading. The main characters are the americans and germany. The main conflict is pretty much the whole thing which is just a big war. What starts it is the whole thing with hitler and not doing what's right. So it's just mostly about the world war and the kind of stuff that happened and what kind of weapons and who was winning when and stuff like that It's about when hitler was trying to rule and stuff so if you like history and the big world w [...]


    • I was asked to read a book called Normandy for a month and talk about it with are group and the people that's in it are carter Jacob and Jeff and the book is about Normandy or d day that happened in Monday June 6th 1944 and if you didn't know what d day was or Normandy is when we attack the forces of Germany and the allies the Americans and Britain and other countries took heavy losses and the Germans did too and the allies won.Because we had more men and supplies than the Germans and what start [...]


    • From my 10 year old boy:I like this book because it talked about D-day and it's detailed. It talks about after D-day when the Allies started fighting their way to Paris. It talks about before D-day when the British and Americans sent planes to take a few villages and sabotage supply lines and blow up railroad tracks in German-occupied France. I like this quote at the front of the book from Winston Churchill.It was given in a railroad speech in Nazi-occupied France:"Good night then. Sleep to gath [...]


    • I read this book to do a Q&A with the homeschoolers as part of our World History series. Plus, when you work with boys, comic books win the day. Vansant is a hero in this regard because he turns the bits of history into fun for the students. That being said, like Vansant's other books I did not really enjoy the book. It was a narrative with lots of pictures, an easy read, and fairly interesting. Despite of this, I found it not quite what I expected for a comic book, and not in depth enough f [...]


    • Detailing the events from the planning of Operation Overlord to the liberation of Paris, I received this book from Comixology for free maybe two years ago, and it seemed appropriate to read it now.More an illustrated primer than a graphic novel, this is a rather shallow, surface telling of the history of D-Day. Little here is enlightening or remarkable for those who have read other, better sources. The illustrations themselves are merely utilitarian and lack little in the way of 'art.' Vansant u [...]


    • I am a huge fan on Vansant's work - I have read Vietnam, The Hammer and the Anvil, and Katusha (only released in eBook). Overall he has a great sense of storytelling and historical accuracy that make his work the best kind of history - it is deeply narrative and has a nice line going straight through the story.Normandy is a history of the first two months of the Normandy campaign beginning with the moments before D-Day leading up until the liberation of Paris in August, 1944. Vansant captures in [...]


    • While this was an interesting introduction to the sorry of the invasion of Normandy, in many ways it failed for me. It was much too dry and detached to draw in someone unfamiliar with the history, but at the same time too chopped up and light on detail to be of interest to someone already knowledgeable about this event. The writing felt strained and the illustration style began to feel repetitive by the end. The layout was simply a block of text, with an illustration, followed by another of the [...]


    • **I received a free copy of this book through First Reads. I was not required to post a review and the opinions expressed are my own.**I loved this book! This was the first graphic novel I've ever read and I was hooked from the beginning. The book was divided into easy to follow chapters which packed a lot of information about the Normandy Invasion without sounding dull and "text-bookish." This book's format is a great way to get people interested in history who might not otherwise do so. Excel [...]


    • This is how I would teach history if I was a Middle School History teacher. I would use illustrated Graphic Novels to introduce different historical events. Sometimes it is hard to remember all the different names and places and putting it into a story context with good illustrations not only makes it more memorable but makes it intriguing as well hopefully sparking a desire for the student to research and read more on their own.


    • While this is not a graphic novel, but rather a heavily illustrated summary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, I enjoyed it.And even though this was written and illustrated by the same men, I think this may be the best example of what a graphic novel ISN'T. You cannot just slap words and pictures together, in my opinion. That said, this was an interesting and informative read.


    • Reminded me of the old Classics Illustrated in terms of offering something far more than just a comic book. Lots of information and detail from the Normandy invasion to the retaking of Paris. Read with Orrin in 2016.





    • I liked this book. I learned quite a few facts about the D-day invasion of France. I think it offers a nice balance of information and illustrations that will keep reluctant readers hooked.





    • Very good and good art work. I was really surprised by the historical accuracy. Guess comic book men can know their history.


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