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Defenders of fortress Europe : the untold story of the German officers during the Allied invasion

Author: Samuel W Mitcham
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Germans who fought at Normandy.
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Biography
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Mitcham, Samuel W.
Defenders of fortress Europe.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2009002660
(OCoLC)299281752
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel W Mitcham
ISBN: 9781597976527 1597976520
OCLC Number: 755588548
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 257 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1 The Atlantic Wall; 2 D-Day; 3 The Battles for the Hedgerows; 4 Cherbourg; 5 Attrition; 6 St.-Lô; 7 Caen; 8 The Americans Break Out; 9 Counterattack; 10 Falaise: Encirclement and Breakout; 11 The Fall of France; 12 The Fall of Brittany; 13 What Happened to the Defenders of Fortress Europe?; Appendix 1 Table of Comparative Ranks; Appendix 2 German Staff Positions; Appendix 3 German Units, Ranks, and Strengths; Appendix 4 Characteristics of Selected Tanks; Appendix 5 Luftwaffe Aviation Units, Strengths, and Ranks of Commanders; Notes.
Responsibility: Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.

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The year 1944 bore witness to the fifth long year of World War II. Death rained from the skies of Germany, her cities were ablaze or in rubble, the extermination camps operated with cold-blooded  Read more...

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