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Normandy: From D-Day to the Breakout: June 6-July 31, 1944

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Over the past seventy years, the D-Day landings carried out by Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy have become perhaps the most famous component of World War II history. Mentions of Operation Overlord immediately conjure up images of Higgins boats, cliff-top snipers, paratroopers, and utter chaos. But the critical events that preceded WWII’s most telling battle—the German occupation of Normandy, the construction of the Atlantic Wall by Erwin Rommel, the Nazis’ mounting defense of the French Coast—are too often overlooked. Similarly excluded are the Allied preparations, such as their rigorous training exercises in England and the extensive aerial planning implemented by the U.S. Air Force. In Normandy, French military historian Dominique François illuminates this tense buildup from both the German and Allied perspectives, moving effortlessly between the two sides to craft the first complete illustrated history of the Allied invasion of France, from its early development all the way to its conclusion at the end of August 1944. A rare collection of remarkable period photographs—many of them never before published—accompany François’ lucid descriptions, placing you directly in the middle of wartime action. From the Dieppe Raid to the tragedy at Slapton Sands, from the night drops and the beaches to the breakout and race across France, this expertly narrated volume makes a crucial moment in WWII history real for all readers and all times.

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Now available in flexibound format, Normandy illuminates the tense buildup to the Allied invasion of France in World War II, covering both the German and Allied perspectives through previously unpublished period photographs.

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The French defeat at the hands of the Nazis in June 1940 began a period of occupation and deprivation; four years later, the dawn landings of Allied forces on the beaches of France began la Bataille de Normandie—the epic Battle of Normandy—rekindling hopes for liberation. The grandfather of author Dominique François, like many Frenchmen, dreamt of revenge, but did not live to see his country freed from the Nazis.
 
Normandy  is the result of ten years of research by François, drawing on French and U.S. military archives as well as numerous photographs from his family’s collection that capture the hardships of occupied France. From the invasion to the breakout, Patton’s charge through France, and finally de Gaulle’s triumphant return to Paris, the Battle of Normandy was won at a terrible price. Normandy covers all aspects of this turning point in World War II and includes more than 500 images, many never before published, as well as eleven detailed color maps of the beach landings, battle plans, and German and Allied operations and troop movements.

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Normandy, France

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Four Years of German Occupation
1 June 1940: The Defeat of France
2 France under the Occupation
3 Construction of the Atlantic Wall
4 German Forces in Normandy on the Eve of the Allied Invasion
Part II: Operation Overlord: The Plan
5 Strategic Preparations
6 Airborne Operations
7 Amphibious and Naval Operations
Part III: D-Day: The Invasion
8 Airborne Missions 
9 The Beaches
10 Consolidating the Beachheads
Part IV: Expanding the Beachheads
11 The First U.S. Army and the Capture of Cherbourg
12 The Second British Army and the Battle of Caen
Part V: Operation Cobra
13 Preliminaries 
14 The Breakthrough at Saint-Lô
Part VI: Normandy’S Stalingrad 
15 The Counterattack at Mortain
16 The Falaise Pocket: The Road of Death (Todesgang) 
17 The Race to Paris
Epilogue
Appendices
A: The Battle?eld: Then and Now
B: Unit Insignia
Bibliography
Index
Maps
Operation Overlord Plan
German Forces in Normandy
1st Division Landing at Omaha Beach
Utah Beach: D-Day
Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches: D-Day
The U.S. Drive to Secure the Cotentin Peninsula and Cherbourg
The British and Canadian Capture of Caen
Operation Cobra: The Breakout from Saint-Lô
The German Attack at Mortain
The Falaise–Argentan Pocket
Cartography by Philip Schwartzberg, Meridian Mapping, Minneapolis

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760345580
Subtitle:
From D-Day to the Breakout: June 6-July 31, 1944
Author:
Francois, Dominique
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
World War II
Subject:
WWII
Subject:
Operation Overlord.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20131013
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color and 400 b/w photos, 100 diagra
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
10.45 x 9.18 in

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Now available in flexibound format, Normandy illuminates the tense buildup to the Allied invasion of France in World War II, covering both the German and Allied perspectives through previously unpublished period photographs.
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The French defeat at the hands of the Nazis in June 1940 began a period of occupation and deprivation; four years later, the dawn landings of Allied forces on the beaches of France began la Bataille de Normandie—the epic Battle of Normandy—rekindling hopes for liberation. The grandfather of author Dominique François, like many Frenchmen, dreamt of revenge, but did not live to see his country freed from the Nazis.
 
Normandy  is the result of ten years of research by François, drawing on French and U.S. military archives as well as numerous photographs from his family’s collection that capture the hardships of occupied France. From the invasion to the breakout, Patton’s charge through France, and finally de Gaulle’s triumphant return to Paris, the Battle of Normandy was won at a terrible price. Normandy covers all aspects of this turning point in World War II and includes more than 500 images, many never before published, as well as eleven detailed color maps of the beach landings, battle plans, and German and Allied operations and troop movements.

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