“A collection of eyewitness accounts of the heavy fighting that took place in this part of France after the Omaha landings . . . excellent and gripping.”—FSAddon This book provides a day-by-day account of the forty-two days of ...
Author: Georges Bernage
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
“A collection of eyewitness accounts of the heavy fighting that took place in this part of France after the Omaha landings . . . excellent and gripping.”—FSAddon This book provides a day-by-day account of the forty-two days of fighting from Omaha Beach to Saint-Lô. Follow Lt. Allsup from the beaches at Hill 108 (the “bloody hill”), where he was injured, and Lt. Jones, who was among the first to enter Saint-Lô; a town destroyed by bombs, which was to become the graveyard of hundreds of Normans. On the opposing side, discover the fate of the fearsome “green devil” paratroopers of General Schimpf and follow in the footsteps of paratroopers Erwin Schmieger and Rudi Frühbeisser, as they defend their armed camp, ensuring that every hedge will only be taken at the highest price. Objective Saint-Lô takes the reader along the little or unknown routes from the horrors of Omaha Beach to Trvires, La Cambe, Isigny, through the Aure valley to Hill 108, (“Purple Heart Hill”) and Hills 192 and 122. As well as authentic eyewitness testimony, the book also acts as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs. “Lavishly illustrated with sketch maps, then and now images and numerous personal accounts from US and German sources, this is an excellent campaign overview, ideal for tour planning.”—Guild of Battlefield Guides “An exciting story with insights from those who were there and an amazing collection of photographs, drawing and maps—Highly Recommended.”—Firetrench
Author: Barrett Tillman
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Provides a comprehensive reference for everything from the A-20 Havoc bomber to the Zeppelin Plan
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Steven Zaloga, St. Lô 1944. The Battle of ... 102. Frühbeißer, Opfergang
deutscher Fallschirmjäger, p. 101; Bernage, Objective Saint-Lo. 7 June–18 July
1944 (Pen ...
Author: Gilberto Villahermosa
Publisher: Pen and Sword
A retired U.S. Army Master Parachutist, strategist, and military historian analyzes the actions of one German special forces group during World War II. In June 1944, Allied forces fighting desperately to establish a foothold in Normandy and then breakout of the confining bocage found themselves opposed by a bewildering array of formations of the German Wehrmacht. Among them were the newly formed German II Parachute Corps. This gripping new account examines the exploits of Germany’s II Parachute Corps and its commander, Eugen Meindl, from the Allied invasion on June 6 to the end of August 1944. Meindl was the epitome of the senior German airborne commander in the Second World War. Tough, experienced, and aggressive, he cared deeply for his troops. His Parachute Corps fought stubbornly for three weeks, before being forced to fall back. Trapped along with the bulk of the German Seventh Army in the Falaise pocket, Meindl and his paratroopers maintained their discipline and were selected by the Commander in Chief of OB West to lead the German breakout to the east. That they managed to do so, despite suffering grievous losses, while so many around them died or surrendered, is a testament to their dedication and fighting ability. Theirs is a story that deserves to be told.
FRANCE AND FRANCE AND Montgomery ' s prime objectives . On the American
front too the effort to break out of the beachhead was stopped , and Bradley was
unable to seize quickly one of his main objectives , Saint Lô . While the ...
Author: D. Clayton James
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Describes the strategy, logistics, high command, operations, and home-front aspects of World War II
Our first real big objective was Saint Lo , France . " The 134th hit Saint Lo on July
14 , 1944 . For the next 14 days the men took the town block by block , building
by building encountering snipers , machine gun nest , and Nazi artillery and tank
Author: Harry Spiller
Stories and pictures from ex WWII POWs. (From Introduction) The stories in this book are real, they are compelling, and they give a true picture of POW life from soldiers who walked in those shoes as American prisoners of war in WWII.
Author: James H. Capps
Publisher: Webster's New World
An exact map of thousands of actual crossword puzzle clues, this book gives answers, not lists of synonyms. It's the perfect help for newcomers to crossword puzzles, for people building word skills, or for anyone stumped by that one obscure clue in a puzzle. Over 179,000 clues and answer words are arranged in a simplified format that makes answers easy to find. Included are many off the beaten path entries and full clue phrases that can't be found in conventional crossword puzzle dictionaries. The author is a lifelong crossword puzzle fan, who has compiled the entries for this book over years of puzzle solving.
He wanted to avoid a fight with Rommel for the moment in order to conserve
resources needed for his First Army ' s number one objective - to cut the Cotentin
Peninsula and capture Cherbourg . By continuing pressure on Saint - LÔ ,
Photographs and text recreate the preparation for the Normandy invasion in Europe and its operations and aftermath.
There was one more advantage of taking St - Lô : its surrounding terrain was
ideal for the breakout envisaged by ... its battle with a push towards the River Vire
with its ultimate objective being the high ground east and west of St - Lô . The
Author: Leo J. Daugherty
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings, was an unqualified success and in the days after the allied invasion of northern France, tens of thousands of troops were landed inland. General Omar Bradley's First Army has superior mobility, plus lavish quantities of stream-crossing and bridging equipment. However, as they headed inland, the Americans had to cope with terrain that largely negated their mobile superiority - the Bocage. The Battle of the Hedgerows is an account of the US First Army over seven gruelling weeks in June and July 1944. The book makes it clear that, although German defenders were outnumbered and out gunned, they had a crucial advantage: hedges. The Bocage is divided in a multitude of earthen-walled enclosures, all of which are surrounded by high, dense hedgerows. All but the most important roads are sunken lanes, with foliage arching over them. Each field and hedgerow was turned into a defensive position by the Germans, and their 88s, machine guns and mortars took a heavy toll of US troops in the fighting. In addition, many of the US soldiers and their commanders were inexperienced, Having never seen combat.Their opponents, on the other hand, the troops of II Parachute Corps, though deficient in air and artillery support, were seasoned veterans, especially the all important NCOs. As the book shows, the fighting consisted of thousands of field-by-field infantry battles that were sometimes disturbingly reminiscent of the western front in World War 1. The Bocage was a soldier's battle in every sense, as US troops embarked on a bloody learning curve to master the skills of close combat riflemen and nearly 150% casualties among its officers during the Period Although it is often perceived that there was an inevitability about the allied victory once D-Day proved successful, the reality of the Normandy campaign - as revealed through the pages of The Battle of the Hedgerows - shows that the ultimate Allied victory was wrought only after stern German defence. As such the book will be of interest to all military historians and those fascinated by the course of World War 2.
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Author: David Colley
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
This title explores what might have occured had Ike allowed Devers to cross the Rhine. The author cites the opinions of many high-ranking generals that the attack would have been a bold and likely successful manoeuvre that might have ended the war earlier and saved thousands of American lives.