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The greatest thing we have ever attempted : historical perspectives on the Normandy campaign

Author: Stephen E Ambrose; Steven Weingartner; Cantigny First Division Foundation.; United States Naval Institute.; Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation.
Publisher: Wheaton, IL : Cantigny First Division Foundation, ©1998.
Series: Cantigny military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose; Steven Weingartner; Cantigny First Division Foundation.; United States Naval Institute.; Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation.
ISBN: 1890093068 9781890093068
OCLC Number: 40146065
Notes: "Proceedings of the conference on 'Normandy, ' 2-3 March 1994. Sponsored by the Cantigny First Division Foundation and the U.S. Naval Institute. Hosted by the Cantigny First Division Foundation and the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation."
Description: xii, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John F. Votaw --
Editor's preface --
Kickoff address: Eisenhower : command, coalition, and Normandy / Stephen E. Ambrose --
Panel 1: Forging the weapon : developing the Allied war machine / moderator, Alan Gropman. Preparing for Overlord : a battalion commander's perspective / James L. Collins ; Fleet Admiral King and Overlord / Thomas B. Buell ; Men and matériel / Geoffrey Perret --
Luncheon address: The road to the second front : the diplomacy of the invasion / H.P. Willmott --
Panel 2: Through the bocage : the Normandy campaign to the closing of the Falaise Gap / moderator, Steve E. Dietrich. A National Guard division in World War II : some thoughts on military preparedness / Joseph M. Balkoski ; Canada's contribution and place in the Allied order of battle / John A. English ; Failure at Falaise / Martin Blumenson --
Panel 3: Faces of command : evaluating the general and admirals / moderator, Paul Stillwell. Let us not forget Omar Bradley / Clay D. Blair ; The admirals / John B. Hattendorf ; Air leadership and Overlord / John W. Huston --
Panel 4: International perspectives : did Normandy matter? / moderator, Kenneth Hagan. Swedish prognoses concerning the outcome of the Second World War / Klaus-Richard Böhme ; Stalin's response to Overlord : the Belorussian operation / Bruce Menning ; The impact of the second front on German strategy, 1944 / Werner Rahn ; The second front : a Russian perspective / Vitalii N. Bogdanov --
Luncheon address: Never that young again / Andy Rooney --
Panel 5: Normandy as history : have we learned the right lessons? / moderator, John W. Mountcastle. The meaning of D-Day / Stephen E. Ambrose ; Hilt of the sword / D'Ann Campbell ; The lessons to be learned : perspectives and reflections / H.P. Willmott --
Appendix: Chronology of events.
Series Title: Cantigny military history series.
Responsibility: contributors, Stephen E. Ambrose [and others] ; edited by Steven Weingartner.

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