D-Day 1944 (1) Omaha Beach

D-Day 1944 (1) Omaha Beach

by Steven J. Zaloga, Ramiro Bujeiro, Howard Gerrard
     
 

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The first title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich.

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The first title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich. Of the landings on the five assault beaches, Omaha Beach was the only one ever in doubt. Within moments of the first wave landing a third of the assault troops were casualties. Yet by the end of D-Day the Atlantic Wall had been breached and the US Army's V Corps was firmly entrenched on French soil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841763675
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Campaign Series, #100
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
636,566
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Steven J Zaloga works as a senior analyst for an aerospace research firm, and serves as an adjunct staff member with the Strategy, Forces, and Resources division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. His work includes over 50 books on military history and technology as well as many television documentaries. Steven's grandfather landed at Omaha beach on D-Day in an engineer battalion supporting the 1st Infantry Division, while his father served in an engineer battalion that landed on Omaha beach several days later.

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