Graphic Novel Review: Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day by Wayne Vansant

About:
Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe by Wayne Vansant is a graphic novel recounting the events of that fateful day and those leading up to it.

  • 104 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760343926

 

 

Graphic Novel Review Normandy A Graphic History of D-Day by Wayne Vansant

My rating for Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day – 4

 Buy this book from in paper or elec­tronic format*

Thoughts:
Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe by Wayne Vansant connects to the reader more than a mere history book. The excellent art draws attention to historical details in vivid details and colors.

Mr. Vansant starts at the weeks and months ramping up to D-Day, and ends at the liberation of Paris – about two months after D-Day. The author does a great job educating the reader about the leaders who made great, lucky and disastrous decisions on both sides as well as the consequences suffered by the civilian population of the battlefield.

The author does an excellent job representing all the countries who participated in the invasion of Europe, not just the big ones we hear and learn about. A special mention of the Polish 1st Armored Division who suffered heavy losses defending Mont-Ormel against the 2nd and 9th SS Panzer Divisions – an especially poignant and somber note because they were not allowed to return to Poland afterwards.

The graphic novel also tells of some of the bravery exhibited by the Wermacht soldiers and tank commanders. This point illustrates that brave men fought on both sides, men who were dedicated to their countries and did not give up easily.

I read this book on an eReader using the app from ComixOlogy and I must say I was impressed. The app downloaded and installed easily, my account (which I set up previously) was recognized and the comic book was downloaded. The panels were easy to read and the app made them easy to follow as well.

The book also tells of the way airpower was used besides ground troops and the strategies used during the war (as well as those that went wrong). The book has some blood and guts in it, but it is not gory and the author has done his research historically, as well as given the reader a different way to look at D-Day.

My rating for Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day – 4

 Buy this book from in paper or elec­tronic format*

Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I bought this book.
*Ama­zon links point to an affil­i­ate account

--- Please like and follow ManOfLaBook.com ---
error

Enjoy this post? Why don't you sign up for the RSS feed