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Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings

Author: Craig L Symonds
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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"On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along 50 miles of French coastline to battle German forces on the beaches of Normandy. D-Day, as it would come to be known, would eventually lead to the liberation of Western Europe, and was a critical step in the road to victory in World War II. Yet the story begins long before the Higgins landing craft opened their doors and men spilled out onto the beaches to face a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Symonds, Craig L., author.
Neptune
(DLC) 2013036647
(OCoLC)861207381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig L Symonds
ISBN: 9780199986125 0199986126
OCLC Number: 880147640
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Germany first --
Arcadia --
"We've got to go to Europe and fight" --
The Mediterranean tar baby --
Casablanca to COSSAC --
Brits and Yanks --
"Some God-dammed things called LSTs" --
SHAEF and ANCXF --
Duck, fox, beaver, tiger --
"A hum throughout the country" --
D-Day : the invasion --
D-Day : the beaches --
D-Day : the crisis --
"The shoreline was just a shambles" --
"A field of ruins."
Responsibility: Craig L. Symonds.
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Renowned historian Craig L. Symonds details the incredible naval operation that allowed D-Day to succeed: Operation Neptune. Tracing its history from inception in 1941 to the storming of the beaches  Read more...

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