BOOK REVIEW – Operation Neptune

By Craig L. Symonds, Oxford University Press, New York (2014) Reviewed by Rear Admiral William J. Holland, Jr. USN (Ret.) Professor Symonds has done it again! This splendid book starts with the assertion, “During World War II, a dearth of shipping was the key logistical constraint in Allied decision making and because of it, the

Neptune : The Allied Invasion off Europe and the D-Day Landings, by Craig Symonds –

On Thursday, May 29, the Maryland Historical Society maritime committee will host Craig Symonds, who will be speaking on his new book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion off Europe and the D-Day Landings. Symonds, an emeritus professor of history at the Naval Academy, is both an excellent scholar and a gifted speaker.  The venue is the Maryland