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Cross-channel attack

Author: Gordon A Harrison
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Whitman Publishing, LLC, 2012.
Series: United States Army in World War II. The European Theater of operations, Volume 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Whitman Publishing editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon A Harrison
ISBN: 9780794837396 0794837395
OCLC Number: 858914851
Notes: "Foreword by Jerry D. Morelock"--Cover.
"24 foldout maps inside"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xix, 519 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The roots of strategy --
The common ground --
General Marshall's Project --
"Action in 1942-not 1943" --
The period of indecision (July-December 1942) --
The Casablanca Conference --
Outline overlord (January-July 1943) --
Organization for planning --
Size and shape of the attack --
Landing craft requirements --
Allotment of resources, May 1943 --
The COSSAC plans --
Overlord in the balance (August-December 1943) --
Strategy reviewed: the Quebec Conference --
Landing craft again --
Questions of command --
The Cairo-Tehran Conferences --
The German army in France, 1940-1943 --
Organization of the West --
Impact of the Russian and Mediterranean fronts --
Rebuilding the Western defenses --
Overlord revised --
U.S. organization and training for the assault, January 1944 --
The anvil-overlord debate --
The Neptune plans --
Preliminary operations --
The French Resistance --
The combined bomber offensive --
The bombing of French Railroads --
German Defense measures, 1944 --
OKW policy in 1944 --
Organization for combat --
Command and tactics --
The defense on the eve of invasion --
The sixth of June --
The invasion is launched --
The airborne assault --
Hitting the beaches --
The D-Day beachhead --
The V Corps lodgment (7-18 June ) --
Securing the Beachheads --
Junction between V and VII Corps --
The Caumont Gap --
Toward St. Lô --
The capture of Cherbourg (8 June-1 July) --
Securing the North Flank --
Attack to cut the peninsula --
Hitler intervenes --
Advance to the Cherbourg landfront --
The fall of Cherbourg --
End of a phase.
Series Title: United States Army in World War II. The European Theater of operations, Volume 1
Responsibility: by Gordon A. Harrison.

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