The Cover Up At Omaha Beach

Author: Gary Sterne
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831784
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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.

Wn 62

Author: Hein Severloh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783932922114
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Wn 62 from the Author: Hein Severloh.

Der Geheimagent Stephan Talty

Author: Stephan Talty
Publisher: Ali Kaçar
ISBN: 0544035011
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Der Geheimagent Stephan Talty from the Author: Stephan Talty. “The book presses ever forward down a path of historical marvels and astonishing facts. The effect is like a master class that’s accessible to anyone, and Agent Garbo often reads as though it were written in a single, perfect draft.”—The Atlantic Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War II. Posing as the Nazis’ only reliable spy inside England, he created an imaginary million-man army, invented armadas out of thin air, and brought a vast network of fictional subagents to life. The scheme culminated on June 6, 1944, when Garbo convinced the Germans that the Allied forces approaching Normandy were just a feint—the real invasion would come at Calais. Because of his brilliant trickery, the Allies were able to land with much less opposition and eventually push on to Berlin. As incredible as it sounds, everything in Agent Garbo is true, based on years of archival research and interviews with Pujol’s family. This pulse-pounding thriller set in the shadow world of espionage and deception reveals the shocking reality of spycraft that occurs just below the surface of history.

Der Ungez Hmte Mann

Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag GieĂźen
ISBN: 376557032X
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Der Ungez Hmte Mann from the Author: John Eldredge. "Frage dich nicht, was die Welt braucht. Frage dich lieber, was dich lebendig macht, und dann geh hin und tu das Entsprechende. Denn die Welt braucht nichts so sehr wie Männer, die lebendig geworden sind." (John Eldredge) Jeder Mann war einmal ein kleiner Junge. Und jeder kleine Junge hat Träume: Träume davon, ein Held zu sein oder ein Entdecker. Träume von kühnen, verwegenen Taten, die vor ihm noch niemand gewagt hat. Träume vom Kampf mit dem Drachen, um die schöne Prinzessin zu befreien. Aber was wird aus diesen Träumen, wenn wir erwachsen werden? Der Mann ist für ein abenteuerliches Leben geschaffen. Ein Mann wird erst dann wirklich glücklich sein können, wenn in seiner Arbeit, in seiner Liebe und in seinem spirituellen Leben das Abenteuer Einzug hält.

J Ger Im Weltmeer

Author: Lothar-GĂĽnther Buchheim
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ISBN: 9783492244701
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J Ger Im Weltmeer from the Author: Lothar-Günther Buchheim. Diese Reportage ist der Vorläufer zu Buchheims Welterfolg >Das Boot. Sie entstand zu den Fotos, die der Kriegsberichter Lothar-Günther Buchheim während der fünften und sechsten Feindfahrt von U 96 gemacht hatte, und sollte 1943 veröffentlicht werden. Buchheim zeigt nüchtern, sogar skeptisch, was auf See los war und wie man mit zwei Gegnern, dem militärischen Feind und dem feindlichen Element, der See, fertigwerden mußte. Er zeigt die Wahrheit des Krieges. Vielleicht die einzige große Reportage in Deutschland, die während des Zweiten Weltkrieges geschrieben wurde und noch im Kriege gedruckt werden sollte; gewiß ist das Buch eine Rarität.

Der Punkt

Author: Peter Reynolds
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783836952026
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Der Punkt from the Author: Peter Reynolds. Ina ist überzeugt, nicht malen zu können. Als sie es trotzdem versucht, macht sie eine erstaunliche Entdeckung. Ab 5.

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: 40.31 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

Der Distelfink

Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: Sydney
ISBN:
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Der Distelfink from the Author: Donna Tartt. Es passiert, als Theo Decker dreizehn Jahre alt ist. An dem Tag, an dem er mit seiner Mutter ein New Yorker Museum besucht, verändert ein schreckliches Unglück sein Leben für immer. Er verliert sie unter tragischen Umständen und bleibt allein und auf sich gestellt zurück, sein Vater hat ihn schon lange im Stich gelassen. Theo versinkt in tiefer Trauer, die ihn lange nicht mehr loslässt. Auch das Gemälde, das seit dem fatalen Ereignis verbotenerweise in seinem Besitz ist und ihn an seine Mutter erinnert, kann ihm keinen Trost spenden. Ganz im Gegenteil: Mit jedem Jahr, das vergeht, kommt er immer weiter von seinem Weg ab und droht, in kriminelle Kreise abzurutschen. Und das Gemälde, das ihn auf merkwürdige Weise fasziniert, scheint ihn geradezu in eine Welt der Lügen und falschen Entscheidungen zu ziehen, in einen Sog, der ihn unaufhaltsam mit sich reisst.

The Devil S Garden

Author: Steven Zaloga
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811712281
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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