Compared to a book like Tim Saunders' JUNO BEACH, this book falls well short of the mark in presenting a detailed description of the events that took place on the Canadian invasion beaches during the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. Despite the book's length and the number of photographs, as well as the celebrity endorsement by the well known Major General Rohmer, the book simply fails to deliver. The photographs are all well known by now and can be found in other sources, including, many of them, for free online at the Library and Archives Canada website. The maps in the book are almost non-existent, save for a crude map that is repeated with hourly updates on the progress of the troops; it is poorly drawn and hard to relate to the material in the text, which jumps from personal anecdote to broad strategy and back again.
The book's introduction states it is intended as a companion to a television series; perhaps as such it is not intended to be taken seriously. I don't think companion books need to be relegated to simple supporting roles; Gwynne Dyer's "War" was an outstanding volume in its own right. This book doesn't even make an attempt to be taken seriously. Certainly the introduction gives no good account of itself off the bat, by insisting that "D-Day" was the - and I quote - "single most important experience of the twentieth century." Whatever that means. He follows up this baldly ridiculous statement by suggesting the Nazi's actions "were evil, their intent vicious." This kind of silly writing peppers the text throughout, though luckily the words of the veterans themselves are allowed to predominate, so it is not all bad. But other than that, there is little to recommend about this.
Definitely seek out Tim Saunders' book if you are looking for nuts and bolts info about the invasion itself, or seek out Ted Barris first for the experiences of the veterans.