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Operation Neptune : the Prelude to D-Day.

Author: David Wragg
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2014.
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Long-awaited, the Normandy landings were the largest amphibious operation in history. Success was achieved by the advent of specialised landing craft, first seen in the landings in North Africa, heavy naval firepower and the creatiojn of two artificial harbours, each the size of the port of Dover, and an underwater pipeline. Operation Neptune: The Prelude to D-Day tells the story of this incredible feat using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wragg, David.
Operation Neptune : The Prelude to D-Day.
New York : The History Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wragg
ISBN: 9780750954815 0750954817
OCLC Number: 869640505
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Preface; Glossary; Introduction: Assault from the Sea; 1 Looking for a Second Front; 2 Planning and Preparation; 3 The War Within --
Battling Leaders; 4 Sowing False Leads; 5 Debacle at Dieppe; 6 Disasters on Exercises; 7 Invention --
The Key to Success; 8 Under the Noses of the Germans; 9 Southwick House --
The Nerve Centre; 10 Confusing the Enemy; 11 The Germans Prepare; 12 The Naval Action; 13 The Assault --
The British Sector; 14 The Assault --
The American Sector; 15 The Battle for the Channel Ports; 16 Walcheren; 17 What Could Have Happened. Appendix I --
Before and After Overlord: The Sequence of Events in 1944Appendix II --
British, Canadian and 'Free' Warships in Operation Neptune; Appendix III --
American Warships in Operation Neptune; Appendix VI --
Allied Order of Battle; Appendix V --
German Order of Battle; Bibliography; Plate Section; Copyright.

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Long-awaited, the Normandy landings were the largest amphibious operation in history. Success was achieved by the advent of specialised landing craft, first seen in the landings in North Africa, heavy naval firepower and the creatiojn of two artificial harbours, each the size of the port of Dover, and an underwater pipeline. Operation Neptune: The Prelude to D-Day tells the story of this incredible feat using eye-witness accounts of the landings and the breaching of Hitler's famed 'Atlantic Wall'. David Wragg explores the earlier Allied and Axis experiences with amphibious operations and.

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