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Eisenhower & Montgomery at the Falaise Gap

Author: William Weidner
Publisher: [Bloomington, Ind.] : Xlibris, c©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The best military strategy is not always the best political solution. Hoping to avert an unfavorable comparison between the British and larger United States Army in France, the British sometimes played politics with Allied strategy. The trouble began at a small town in Normandy named Falaise. The fourteen miles between Falaise and Argentan provided the escape route out of Normandy for thousands of German soldiers  Read more...
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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein, Viscount; Omar Nelson Bradley; Omar Nelson Bradley; Dwight D Eisenhower; Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein, Viscount
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Weidner
ISBN: 9781441597984 1441597980 9781441597977 1441597972
OCLC Number: 535713166
Description: 398 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
General Bradley in France --
General Bradley at the Falaise Gap --
General Bradley's dilemma --
Astonishing intelligence --
The Germans in Normandy --
A Chronology of events from July 18 to September 24, 1944 --
General Bernard L. Montgomery:the early years --
Montgomery commands British Eighth Army --
General Montgomery commands Overlord --
General Montgomery's bitter pills --
What really happened at the Falaise Gap? --
Eisenhower takes command : 28 March 1945 --
Conclusion : "Caught in the British empire machine."
Other Titles: Eisenhower and Montgomery at the Falaise Gap
Untold story of allied discord at the Falaise Gap
Responsibility: William Weidner.

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The best military strategy is not always the best political solution. Hoping to avert an unfavorable comparison between the British and larger United States Army in France, the British sometimes played politics with Allied strategy. The trouble began at a small town in Normandy named Falaise. The fourteen miles between Falaise and Argentan provided the escape route out of Normandy for thousands of German soldiers and became known as the Falaise Gap. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was not successful in keeping the Allied armies focused on their enemy. After the Battle of the Falaise Gap, it became difficult to support the opinion that Allied tactical decisions were being made on the basis of sound strategy. By September 1944, the Anglo-American military alliance was dead, and it required every ounce of General Eisenhower's considerable political skill to keep this secret from the public--Publisher's description.

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