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Normandy 1944 : Allied landings and breakout

Author: Stephen Badsey
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2004.
Series: Praeger illustrated military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"D-Day, 6 June 1944, saw the largest amphibious landing operation in history. From ports and harbors and the southern coast of England, an armada of troopships and landing craft launched the Allied assault on the mainland of Europe. Stephen Badsey provides a concise account of the Normandy campaign, from the fiercely contested landings, to the struggle to capture Caen, the 'Cobra' breakout and the dramatic pursuit  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Badsey
ISBN: 0275982602 9780275982607
OCLC Number: 53276614
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Osprey, 1990.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Origins of the Battle --
The Opposing Commanders --
The German Commanders --
The Allied Commanders --
The Opposing Armies --
The German Forces --
The Allied Forces --
The Opposing Plans --
The Germans' Plans --
The Allies' Plans --
The Battle of Normandy --
The Allied Landings, 6 to 7 June --
Securing the Beachhead, 7 to 17 June --
The Break-In, 18 to 24 June --
The Breakthrough, 25 June to 10 July --
The Breakout, 10 July to 5 August --
The Exploitation, 5 to 11 August --
The Encirclement, 11 to 25 August --
The Aftermath of the Battle --
Chronology --
The Battlefield Today --
Wargaming Normandy --
High Command --
Tactical Games --
In Conclusion.
Series Title: Praeger illustrated military history series.
Responsibility: Stephen Badsey.

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Badsey provides a concise account of the Normandy campaign, from the fiercely contested landings to the dramatic pursuit of the Germans to the River Seine.  Read more...

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