THE D-DAY BEACHES pocket guide
Author Patrice Boussel
Publisher Libraire Polytechnique Béranger
Size 120x184mm (4.75x7.25in)
Go in a gift shop or museum in Normandy these days and the shelves groan with guides to the battlefields and World War Two history of the region. It wasn’t always like that of course and one of the first guides to the landing beaches was this one by Patrice Boussel, published in 1964. It has a different perspective from something that would be written now simply because the landings were only 20 years before: the, then current, pictures still show rusty landing craft on Omaha Beach.