The Cover Up At Omaha Beach

Author: Gary Sterne
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473833205
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The Cover Up At Omaha Beach from the Author: Gary Sterne. The Rangers mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and breakout inland. Simultaneously other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the "huge" gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery which they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc - this is a work of exceptionally detailed and fresh research which takes the reader into the centre of the action alongside the Rangers.??Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-day and about the Maisy Battery. Maps, orders and assualt plans have been found in the UK, German and US archives, many of which were not released from the Top Secrecy Act for 60+ years. Radio communications have been found from the Rangers as they advanced inland towards Maisy and intelligence evaluations made by the RAF of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All these combine to make this one of the most up-to-date references on the subject.

The Devil S Garden

Author: Steven Zaloga
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811712281
Size: 40.94 MB
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The Devil S Garden from the Author: Steven Zaloga. • Fresh look at D-Day, one of World War II's pivotal battles, in time for its 70th anniversary in June 2014 • Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach • Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy • Covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies • Relies on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps • Zaloga's well-supported conclusions are sure to spark debate

Author: Кен Фоллет
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171234982
Size: 57.60 MB
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from the Author: Кен Фоллет.

Omaha Beach

Author: Adrian R. Lewis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807862584
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Omaha Beach from the Author: Adrian R. Lewis. 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.

Omaha Beach

Author: Joseph Balkoski
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811741192
Size: 80.68 MB
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Omaha Beach from the Author: Joseph Balkoski. Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post

Omaha Beach

Author: Erica Olson Jeffrey
ISBN: 1435715659
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Omaha Beach from the Author: Erica Olson Jeffrey. Omaha Beach is a collection of short stories, many of them set near a fictitious lake outside of Omaha, Nebraska. Like the more famous setting of the World War II D-Day battles, Omaha Beach and its environs have their tales of survival. Omaha Beach is the debut short-fiction collection of writer and editor Erica Olson Jeffrey.

Omaha Beach On D Day

Author: Jean-David Morvan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1626722838
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Omaha Beach On D Day from the Author: Jean-David Morvan. The first volume of a new series dedicated to exploring iconic moments in World War II history, Omaha Beach on D-Day is a fresh and captivating new take on one of the most important moments in World War II: the Allied forces storming the beach at Normandy. The photograph at the heart of this book is Robert Capa's world-famous shot of the Allied landing in 1944, and the authors of this remarkable work have gathered interviews, testimonials, contact sheets, and over forty pages of photographic archives from the Magnum Photos agency to fill in the history behind a single moment, captured forever on film. Using a combination of traditional comics narrative, photography, and nonfiction text, Omaha Beach on D-Day is a rich and accessible fresh take at a crucial moment in 20th century history.

Author: Марґарет Етвуд
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171240885
Size: 20.41 MB
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Author: Клер К.
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171200255
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from the Author: Клер К.. П’ятнадцятирічна Клері вважала себе звичайнісіньким підлітком, доки одного чудового дня не з’ясувала, що належить до давнього роду таємничих Мисливців за тінями. Багато століть її предки захищали світ від темних сил. І тепер хай стережуться демони, чаклуни, вовкулаки та вампіри! Настав її час взяти до рук зброю…

On The Bloody Road To Berlin

Author: Duncan Rogers
Publisher: Helion & Company Limited
ISBN: 9781874622086
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On The Bloody Road To Berlin from the Author: Duncan Rogers. This book puts you in the front line of the titanic struggles fought in Northwest Europe and on the Eastern Front between June 1944 and May 1945. Follow the course of these campaigns through the eyes of a small number of British, American, Russian, and German soldiers. The great majority of this book consists of outstanding first-person narratives of the bitter fighting on the road to Berlin. Eyewitnesses include troops from the British infantry, tank and airborne forces, US infantry, Russian infantry, tank and artillery units, and German infantry along with the Waffen-SS. Events narrated include the taking of Pegasus Bridge, vicious fighting in Normandy, Operation Bagration, Arnhem, the Ardennes and Alsace, the massive Vistula-Oder offensive in the East, and the final battles in Vienna and Berlin. This book reminds the reader of the hardships and triumphs in the final leg of World War II.