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Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June - 27 June 1944).

Author: Roland G Ruppenthal; Center of Military History.; United States. Department of the Army. Historical Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Historical Division, Dept. of the Army : For sale by Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1984.
Series: CMH pub, 100-12.; American forces in action series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the landings at corps level and below and relates the course of VII Corps combat operations which resulted in the capture of Cherbourg on 27 June 1944.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland G Ruppenthal; Center of Military History.; United States. Department of the Army. Historical Division.
OCLC Number: 11928372
Notes: "Center of Military History"--Title page verso.
"Facsimile reprint, 1984"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 213 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 envelope (20 folded maps).
Contents: Launching the invasion --
Tactical aspects of the terrain --
Enemy defenses --
The VII Corps plan --
Mounting the operation --
The airborne assault --
The 101st Airborne Division lands --
Fighting for the northern beach exits --
Capture of the southern beach exits --
Securing the southern flank --
The 82nd Airborne Division astride the Merderet --
The capture of Ste. Mère-Eglise --
Along the Merderet --
The airborne divisions at the end of D Day --
The seaborne assault --
Task Force U moves in --
Clearing the beaches --
The 4th Division pushes inland --
The landing in retrospect --
German reaction to the landings --
Securing the beachhead (D plus 1) --
The 82nd Division at Ste. Mère-Eglise --
The 12th and 22d Infantry regiments pursue their D-Day objectives --
The southern flank on D plus 1 --
The beachhead at the end of D plus 1 --
The battle for Carentan (8-15 June) --
St. Côme-du-Mont --
The causeway attack --
The left-wing attack on Carentan --
Securing Carentan --
Breaking the German line in the north --
The penetration at Ecausseville --
The Montebourg--le Ham highway --
The advance toward Montebourg --
Crisbecq and Azeville --
Ozeville --
The capture of Quinéville --
The enemy situation --
Securing the Douve line --
Crossing the Merderet --
The 90th takes over the attack --
The 9th Division is committed --
Attack along the Douve River line --
Sealing off the peninsula --
The 9th Division cuts the escape routes --
The enemy gamble --
The drive on Cherbourg --
The first day --
Advance to the fortified line --
German defenses in the hilly north --
The Corps front on 21 June --
The fortress is breached --
The final drive begins --
The right flank --
The center --
The left flank --
The fall of Cherbourg --
The city is reached --
The drive into the city --
Organized resistance ends --
Appendix A: Clearing the Cap Lévy and Cap de la Hague areas --
Appendix B: Battle casualties sustained by VII Corps, 6 June-1 July 1944 --
Appendix C: Allied chain of command and order of battle --
Appendix D: Enemy chain of command and order of battle.
Series Title: CMH pub, 100-12.; American forces in action series.

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Recounts the landings at corps level and below and relates the course of VII Corps combat operations which resulted in the capture of Cherbourg on 27 June 1944.

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