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The Pointblank Directive

The Pointblank Directive

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Written by L. KeeneyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by L. Keeney

  • Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • On Sale: December 18, 2012
  • Price: $27.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84908-933-3 (1-84908-933-7)
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Where was the Luftwaffe on D-Day? Historians have debated that question for six decades, but in 2010 a formerly classified World War II D-Day history was restored, and in it were a new set of answers. Pointblank Directive is the result of extensive new research using that newly restored history to create a richly textured portrait of air power and leadership, and perhaps the last untold story of D-Day: Three uniquely talented men and why, on the single most important day to the survival of the Third Reich, the German Air Force was unable to mount a single effective combat mission against the invasion forces.

“A thoroughly satisfying read: informative and entertaining. What is always mind-boggling is the sacrifice made in any war. Pointblank Directive shows quite clearly what the airwar leading up to D-Day cost both sides of the conflict. More importantly, it fills a needed gap in knowledge of exactly how critical the proper air campaign can be in determining the ground conflict. Historians and students of World War II history alike will be well-served reading this book.”-Bernie Chowdhury, author of The Last Dive: A Father and Son’s Fatal Descent into the Ocean’s Depths