The Forecast for D-day: And the Weatherman behind Ike’s Greatest Gamble

The Forecast for D day And the Weatherman behind Ike s Greatest Gamble Unknown story of a very well known war The story of the Supreme Headquarters for the Allied Expeditionary Force s SHAEF s chief meteorologist on whom Eisenhower relied yet who was not a meteorologist

  • Title: The Forecast for D-day: And the Weatherman behind Ike’s Greatest Gamble
  • Author: JohnRoss
  • ISBN: 9780762786633
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Unknown story of a very well known war The story of the Supreme Headquarters for the Allied Expeditionary Force s SHAEF s chief meteorologist on whom Eisenhower relied, yet who was not a meteorologist at all, but a geophysicist whose specialty was the earth s magnetic field and whose appointment to the post was roundly criticized by both British and American weathermen.Unknown story of a very well known war The story of the Supreme Headquarters for the Allied Expeditionary Force s SHAEF s chief meteorologist on whom Eisenhower relied, yet who was not a meteorologist at all, but a geophysicist whose specialty was the earth s magnetic field and whose appointment to the post was roundly criticized by both British and American weathermen Explains how if Eisenhower had postponed for two weeks until tide and moonlight were right, a completely un forecast gale would have caused the invasion to fail.

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    856 thoughts on “The Forecast for D-day: And the Weatherman behind Ike’s Greatest Gamble

    • Pretty darn interesting, well organized, and informative. I appreciated the descriptions of weather forecasting in the pre-satellite age, especially the explanations as to why there were different schools of thought as to how to interpret the data. I also enjoyed the details about how the weather data was collected. It all fit in very well with all the other books I've read about WWII. In fact, now I want to go re-read other WWII books, now that I know how important some of those events were for [...]


    • I received this book as a First Reads winner on . i was interested in the work because I am an amateur historian and this is one area of history in which I have done little reading. The book is loaded with factual information and as one reviewer noted, that makes it drag at times, but for the reader that is not familiar with this period, it is these facts that are informative and enlightening. I would agree that it is not a book one cannot seem to put down as it is what I would call "heavy mater [...]


    • I gave this book 3 stars because I felt it dragged from time to time. However I was fascinated by this book as I never realized what an important part the weather played in the Normandy Invasion. Just to think what would have transpired if the Allies couldn't stop Hitler and the German war machine. I think this book is definitely a must read if you are into World War II. Glad I read it and will pass the book onto family members to read.


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