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Six Armies In Normandy

Six Armies In Normandy

From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris June 6th-August 25th,1944

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446498131
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants - each encounter related from the point of view of a different nationality. While transcending conventional military history, it provides an intensely vivid picture of one of the Second World War's most crucial campaigns.

Clash of Arms

Clash of Arms

How the Allies Won in Normandy

  • Author: Russell Hart
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781555879471
  • Category: History
  • Page: 469
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This volume examines how the Western Allies learned - on the battlefield - how to defeat the Nazi war machine. Beginning with an investigation of the interwar neglect that left the Allied militaries incapable of defeating Nazi aggression at the start of World War II, Russell Hart examines the wartime paths the Allies took toward improved military effectiveness. Central to his comparative study is the complex interplay of personalities, military culture, and wartime realities that determined how accurately the combatants learned the lessons of war, and how effectively they enhanced their battle capabilities.

Normandy

Normandy

The Landings to the Liberation of Paris

  • Author: Olivier Wieviorka
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674028388
  • Category: History
  • Page: 446
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A balanced, comprehensive account of the Allied invasion of Europe reveals the successes and weaknesses of the D-Day campaign, underscores the price of victory, and acknowledges the contributions of the British, American, and Canadian soldiers who landed on to the Normandy beaches.

Military Power

Military Power

Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle

  • Author: Stephen D. Biddle,Stephen D.. Biddle
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691116457
  • Category: History
  • Page: 337
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"Biddle provides a systematic account of force employment's role and shows how this account holds up under rigorous, multimethod testing. The results challenge a wide variety of standard views, from current expectations for a revolution in military affairs to mainstream scholarship in international relations and orthodox interpretations of modern military history. Military Power will have a resounding impact both on scholarship in the field and on policy debates over the future of warfare, the size of the military, and the makeup of the defense budget."--BOOK JACKET.

Panzer Commanders of the Western Front

Panzer Commanders of the Western Front

German Tank Generals in World War II

  • Author: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 0811749223
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Detailed biographies of 5 panzer commanders. Describes what it's like to lead tank units in battle. Includes D-Day, Normandy, the campaign for France, the Battle of the Bulge, and the final battles in Germany.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

A Flawed Victory

  • Author: Adrian R. Lewis
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807862584
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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The Allied victory at Omaha Beach was a costly one. A direct infantry assault against a defense that was years in the making, undertaken in daylight following a mere thirty-minute bombardment, the attack had neither the advantage of tactical surprise nor that of overwhelming firepower. American forces were forced to improvise under enemy fire, and although they were ultimately victorious, they suffered devastating casualties. Why did the Allies embark on an attack with so many disadvantages? Making extensive use of primary sources, Adrian Lewis traces the development of the doctrine behind the plan for the invasion of Normandy to explain why the battles for the beaches were fought as they were. Although blame for the Omaha Beach disaster has traditionally been placed on tactical leaders at the battle site, Lewis argues that the real responsibility lay at the higher levels of operations and strategy planning. Ignoring lessons learned in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters, British and American military leaders employed a hybrid doctrine of amphibious warfare at Normandy, one that failed to maximize the advantages of either British or U.S. doctrine. Had Allied forces at the other landing sites faced German forces of the quality and quantity of those at Omaha Beach, Lewis says, they too would have suffered heavy casualties and faced the prospect of defeat.

D-Day

D-Day

Minute by Minute

  • Author: Jonathan Mayo
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476772959
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day. June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it was also a day where ordinary people found themselves in extraordinary situations... Lieutenant Norman Poole jumped from a bomber surrounded by two hundred decoy dummy parachutists. French baker Pierre Cardron led British paratroopers to his local church, where he knew two German soldiers were hiding in the confessional. Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivered his first “death message” by midday. At the sound of Allied aircraft, Werner Kortenhaus of the twenty-first Panzer Division ran to collect his still damp washing from a French laundrywoman. And injured soldiers wept in their beds in a New York hospital, knowing that their buddies lay dying on the Normandy beaches. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and oral accounts, D-Day is a purely chronological narrative, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded, minute-by-minute. Moving seamlessly from various perspectives and stories, D-Day sets the reader in the midst of it all, compelling us to relive this momentous day in world history.

War and Film

War and Film

  • Author: James Chapman
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895852
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 192
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From the onset of the film medium, directors have found war an endlessly compelling and fruitful subject for their art. In War and Film, Chapman explores their fascination as well as audiences’ enduring need to examine and experience the vicissitudes of war. Chapman examines the issues of truthfulness and realism that arise in depictions of war, whether in the supposed truth telling of war documentaries or Hollywood battle scenes that are “more realistic than the real thing.” The book considers films from the U. S., Britain, and Europe, and the national responses to cinematic depictions of particular conflicts. In case studies of such legendary works as Das Boot, Apocalypse Now, and All Quiet on the Western Front, the book parses their dominant narrative themes, ranging from war as a pointless tragedy to combat as an exciting and heroic adventure. But few films, Chapman contends, probe into the deeper ramifications of war—the psychological scars left on the soldier and civilians. A study of remarkable breadth and scope, War and Film exposes the power of cinema in shaping our perceptions of violent conflict.

The Americans at Normandy

The Americans at Normandy

The Summer of 1944--The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise

  • Author: John C. McManus
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1466845805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers. Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph? Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.