“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
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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.
One of the main objectives of Overlord, Saint Lo was a defended city on the Vire
River, headquarters of the German ... and the confluence there of several major
roads, Saint Lo was an obvious goal for the American forces pushing inland from
Author: Barrett Tillman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alphabetically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment, divisions, air and naval units, geography, terminology, personalities, and more. Every Allied division that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its own listing as do the major Axis divisions that fought them. Brief biographies of major military and political leaders on both sides provide a handy who's who of the campaign. The book also includes entries for related popular culture: GI slang, the best movies about D-Day, and major writers such as Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan. Cross-references make the book easy to use. With hundreds of entries, The D-Day Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool for history buffs and great browsing for readers who want to know more about World War II.
But Bradley saw the town of Saint-Lô as his main objective. He considered its
capture as essential 'to gain suitable terrain from which to launch Operation
Cobra'. Cobra would be the massive attack southwards to break out of the
bocage and ...
Author: Antony Beevor
The little-known drama of the last-minute decision to launch the invasion of Normandy—excerpted from the internationally bestselling D-Day: The Battle for Normandy In D-Day: The Decision to Launch, excerpted from Antony Beevor’s bestselling book D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, readers get the little-known story of how the difficult decision was made to launch the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944. The stakes could not have been higher: if Operation Overlord were to fail, it would be a crushing blow to the Allies, a huge loss of both men and equipment. The decision of when to launch rested with supreme commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, but it hinged on one factor: the weather. If there was too much cloud cover, the Allied bombers wouldn’t be able to provide air support, and if the seas were too rough, the landing craft would be swamped. It fell to one man to predict the weather: Dr. James Stagg, the head of the meteorological team at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. This riveting selection from D-Day, praised by Time as “a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women,” tells the fascinating inside story of one of the most important decisions of World War II.
CHAPTER 3 The Breakout THE FALL OF ST . - LÔ As the Battle of Normandy
unfolded , the Allies pushed doggedly south toward two objectives : The U.S. 1st
Army on the right struggled for St.Lô , while the British 2nd Army attempted to take
Author: Samuel W. Mitcham
Publisher: Stackpole Books
The story of Western Front from a German perspective ranges from the collapse of the Normandy line in the summer of 1944 until the Germans were able to bring the Allied juggernaut to a halt on the borders of the Reich itself.
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.
CHAPTER II * * * “ ASSEMBLE AT EMELIE ” Saint Lo was the key to the
Normandy defenses . ... Coutances line ; however , early in July this objective
was modified to the St . Lo - Periers - Lessay line — now the American
Author: James Alvin Huston
Omhandler 3rd Battalion, 134th Infantry (35th Division) operationer i Normandiet erobring af St. Lo under general Bradley's First Army samt fremrykningen igennem Frankrig til Bastogne og Ardennerne.
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.
According to the g-2 estimate, the 352nd was located at Saint-Lô, twenty miles
from Omaha Beach, and the 21st Panzer ... the D Day objective of the British
Second Army, in less than ten hours.76 Theg-2 estimate included an analysis of
Author: Adrian R. Lewis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
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.
They went first to asmall town St.Mere Eglise that had been liberated by the82
Airborne Division. The objective ofthe2ndArmored Division was to secure the
town and move on to Saint Lo. The German 7th Panzer Army occupied the
Author: Melba Peña
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Accepting a debilitating illness alone, with your marriage deteriorating because of your health. Emotional struggle to survive and still find happiness with acceptance. Still you battle the feeling of loneliness. Because you look different, your acquaintances treat you differently.
The losses were greatest among the infantry companies that led the assault, and Cawthon describes firsthand the furious and deathly chaos of the daylong battle to get off the beach and up the heights.
Author: Charles R. Cawthon
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
"On the beaches of Normandy, on June 6, 1944, the U.S. Army suffered its heaviest casualties since Gettysburg. The losses were greatest among the infantry companies that led the assault, and Cawthon describes firsthand the furious and deathly chaos of the daylong battle to get off the beach and up the heights. Reduced by casualties to half its preinvasion strength, Cawthon's regiment still managed to fight off German counterattacks in an all-out pursuit across France before the Germans counterattacked again at the Ardennes forest."--BOOK JACKET.
SAINT-LÔ, 2–19 JULY 1944 A crossroads on the Vere river, Saint-Lô was crucial
in wresting Brittany and Normandy ... key objective for the first day of the Allied
invasion of Normandy, German resistance at Caen led to a month of hard fighting
Author: Multiple Authors
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
The two world wars were amongst the most convulsive events in human history. Millions of people died, many millions more had their lives transformed, and the nature of warfare itself was changed forever. The Era of World Wars 1914-45 – volume six in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series – charts the cataclysmic world wars of the twentieth century. This is a chronological guide to conflict on every continent, including the far-reaching effects on Africa, China and the Middle East, as well as the more familiar battlegrounds such as Verdun and the Somme in 1916, Stalingrad in 1942, and Normandy in 1944. This volume tells the story of the millions involved in the world wars and surrounding conflicts. Featuring full colour maps illustrating the formations and strategies used, plus narrative descriptions of the circumstances behind each battle, this is a comprehensive guide to the two world wars and the other conflicts of the era. The Encyclopedia of Warfare Series is an authoritative compendium of five millennia of conflict, from the ancient world to the Arab Spring. Written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, it reflects the latest thinking among military historians and will prove to be an indispensible reference guide.