Written in an engaging way, this is more like an informal chat than a heavy historical text, and with short, sharp chapters this Layman's Guide provides just enough detail to gain a good grounding of knowledge and understanding, without the reader drowing in a sea of detail. That said, all of the major aspects of D-Day are covered in this book, including:
The Atlantic Wall
COSSAC and SHAEF
The role of intelligence
Invention and Innovation
Operation Deadstick: Pegasus Bridge
The Airborne Assualt
The Merville Battery
The invasion beaches: Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword
Pointe du Hoc
The end of 'The Longest Day'
Why the Germans failed to push the invasion back into the sea
For anyone looking for an entertaining and informative overview of the D-Day landings this Layman's Guide is the perfect place to start.