WW2 Competitions

|   1 February 2011

January Competition result

D Day

Many congratulations to Shanice Jackson of Lancashire who has won the January subscribers’ competition. She was the first WW2History.com subscriber picked at random from those who gave the correct answer to last month’s question. She correctly identified Caen as the city which the Allies failed to take on the first day of the invasion in June 1944.

She wins a signed paperback copy of Antony Beevor’s brilliant ‘D Day: The Battle for Normandy’ which will shortly be winging its way to her. I remember Antony Beevor telling me that he thought Normandy had been the ‘martyr for France’ in 1944 – by which he meant, of course, that Normandy had suffered more than any other region. And having met British and American troops who fought their way through the high hedges of Normandy, step by bloody step, I most certainly agree with his judgment.

Good luck to all subscribers with this month’s competition – which is quite a tricky one I think. The prize is a signed, paperback copy of Richard Overy’s terrific ‘The Road to War’.

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