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The devil's garden : Rommel's desperate defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day

Author: Steve Zaloga
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach. Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy and covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies. Relies on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Named Person: Erwin Rommel; Erwin Rommel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Zaloga
ISBN: 9780811712286 0811712281
OCLC Number: 828488810
Description: xi, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: The controversy --
The iron coast --
The Rommel factor --
Opposing forces --
Fire and brimstone --
The devil's garden --
Deadly geography --
The pigeon patrol --
Day of reckoning --
D-Day post-mortem.
Responsibility: Steven Zaloga.

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Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach. Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy and covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies. Relies on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps.

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