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Raid #01: Rangers Lead the Way - Pointe-Du-Hoc D-Day 1944

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In the early hours of D-Day, 1944, a group from the US Army 2nd Rangers Battalion were sent on one of the legendary raids of World War II. Their mission was to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach and assault the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc, which allied intelligence had identified as a threat to the impending invasion. It was thought that only a raid could ensure that the guns would remain silent during the D-Day landings. But allied intelligence was wrong. After climbing the cliffs under aggressive German fire and securing the battery site, the Rangers discovered that the guns themselves were no longer there. The determination of those heroic Rangers involved in the initial raid allowed them to locate the guns, which had been relocated to firing positions facing Utah beach, and destroy them before they could be used.

In the first of a brand new series for Osprey, this act of audacious daring is brought to life, complete with fully illustrated artwork, detailed maps and rare German accounts. Taking a closer, more critical look at a famous story, Steven Zaloga analyzes every detail of the raid, from the intelligence failings behind the mission to the boldness of the Rangers' actions in the face of incredible odds. You'll never get so close to the action!

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. The author lives in Abingdon, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846033940
Author:
Zaloga, Steven J.
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Gerrard, Howard
Author:
Gerrard, Howard
Author:
Various
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - Special Forces
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Raid
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 B/W; 20 COL
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.80x6.88x.20 in. .43 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » Special Forces
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

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