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Breakout and pursuit

Author: Martin Blumenson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1961.
Series: United States Army in World War II., European theater of operations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Operations of the First U.S. Army from 1 July through 10 September 1944 and of the Third U.S. Army from 1 August through 31 August 1944, including the "battle of the hedgerows," the Mortain counterattack, the reduction of Brest, and the liberation of Paris.
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Blumenson, Martin.
Breakout and pursuit.
Washington, Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1961
(OCoLC)569239206
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Blumenson
OCLC Number: 1253744
Description: xix, 748 pages : illustrations, maps (some folded, some color (1 in a pocket)), portraits ; 26 cm.
Contents: In the wake of the invasion --
The Allies --
The enemy --
The situation --
The Battle of the Hedgerows --
The offensive launched --
The offensive broadened --
The attempt to exploit --
The offensive continued --
The Battle for St. Lo --
The conclusions --
Breakthrough --
The breakthrough idea --
Cobra preparations --
Cobra --
The breakthrough --
The breakthrough developed --
Exploiting the breach --
Breakthrough becomes breakout --
The "incalculable" results --
Breakout into Brittany --
Plans, personalities, and problems --
Rennes, Lorient, and Nantes --
"Take Brest" --
St. Malo and the North Shore --
Breakout to the East --
Week of decision --
Opportunities and intentions --
The Mortain counterattack --
Encirclement and the drive to the Seine --
Encirclement --
The Argentan-Falaise pocket --
Closing the pocket --
The drive to the Seine --
The liberation of Paris --
Pursuit --
The Battle for Brest --
The drive beyond the Seine --
Toward the heart of Germany.
Series Title: United States Army in World War II., European theater of operations.
Responsibility: by Martin Blumenson.

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Operations of the First U.S. Army from 1 July through 10 September 1944 and of the Third U.S. Army from 1 August through 31 August 1944, including the "battle of the hedgerows," the Mortain counterattack, the reduction of Brest, and the liberation of Paris.

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