D-Day 1944: Utah Beach and U.S. Airborne Landings (Campaign Series 104)

D-Day 1944: Utah Beach and U.S. Airborne Landings (Campaign Series 104)

by Steven J. Zaloga, Howard Gerrard
     
 

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The second title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). On their western flank, the Allied landings on D-Day combined a parachute drop by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions with an amphibious assault on “Utah” Beach by the US 4th Infantry Division. The landings came ashore in the wrong place but met weaker German

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The second title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). On their western flank, the Allied landings on D-Day combined a parachute drop by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions with an amphibious assault on “Utah” Beach by the US 4th Infantry Division. The landings came ashore in the wrong place but met weaker German resistance as a result. The heaviest fighting took place inland where the badly scattered paratroopers gradually gathered in small groups and made for their objectives. This book traces the story of D-Day on Utah beach, revealing how the infantry pushed inland and linked up with the Airborne troops in a beachhead five miles deep. Now the battle to break out and seize the key port of Cherbourg could begin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841763651
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Series:
Campaign Series , #104
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
337,764
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Steven J. Zaloga has his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He is currently a senior analyst for the aerospace research firm, Teal Group Corp. and an adjunct staff member with the Strategy, Forces, and Resources division of the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank in Washington, DC. He has written over 50 books on military history and technology, as well as many television documentaries.

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