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Campaign #210: Operation Dragoon 1944: France's Other D-Day

Campaign #210: Operation Dragoon 1944: France's Other D-Day Cover

 

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Osprey's study of Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, which was one of the most controversial operations of World War II (1939-1945), leading to deep divides between United States and British planners. The US objective was to threaten the rear of the German armies occupying France by a landing on the eastern French coast and to push rapidly northward towards Lorraine to meet up with Allied forces bursting out of Normandy.

Dragoon was a complex operation very similar to the Normandy landings, complete with a US and British airborne assault followed by a naval assault landing. The landings led to a precipitous German retreat from France, authorized by Hitler himself. In September 1944, the US Seventh Army and French First Army reached Lorraine, sealing off any remaining German troops and completing the liberation of the majority of French territory.

Popular Osprey author Steve Zaloga tells the story of this operation, from the derisive debates between the Allied commanders to the men who hit the beaches and charged ashore to help liberate occupied France.

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846033674
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
Military - World War II
Illustrator:
Noon, Steve
Illustrator:
White, John
Author:
Zaloga, Steven
Author:
Various
Author:
Zaloga, Steven J.
Author:
White, John
Subject:
Operation Dragoon, 1944.
Subject:
Provence (France) History, Military.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Campaign
Series Volume:
210
Publication Date:
20100129
Binding:
Trade-only material
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 B/W; 13 COL
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.23x7.93x.28 in. .68 lbs.

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