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D-Day, 1944

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June 6, 1944: the Allies launch the largest combined aerial and amphibious assault in modern history. Taking the Germans by surprise, they storm the heavily fortified defenses at the beachheads along the Normandy coast. The cost in allied lives is enormous (nearly 10,000 lost at Omaha alone), but the long-awaited Second Front is finally opened, marking the beginning of the end for Hitler's Third Reich.

We are still trying to come to grips with the impact of what General Dwight ...

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Overview

June 6, 1944: the Allies launch the largest combined aerial and amphibious assault in modern history. Taking the Germans by surprise, they storm the heavily fortified defenses at the beachheads along the Normandy coast. The cost in allied lives is enormous (nearly 10,000 lost at Omaha alone), but the long-awaited Second Front is finally opened, marking the beginning of the end for Hitler's Third Reich.

We are still trying to come to grips with the impact of what General Dwight Eisenhower called "this great and noble undertaking." In D-Day 1944 twenty noted authors reassess the meanings and lessons of this monumental event and show why it retains such a prominent place in our national memory.

Drawing upon a vast array of newly available archival sources, these authors extend and revise our understanding of coalition warmaking, the controversy over opening the Second Front, the logistics of operations BOLERO and OVERLORD, air and naval operations, small unit training and combat, the unique contributions of "special forces" and of ULTRA and FORTITUDE intelligence, the war zone experience for French civilians, Eisenhower's military and diplomatic leadership, and the comparative performances of the American, British, and Canadian forces in combat.

Combining crisp analysis with provocative insights, D-Day 1944 also features a foreword by prominent historian John Eisenhower, as well as valuable eyewitness commentaries by General Omar Bradley, Vice-Admiral Friedrich Ruge (German Navy), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Don Whitehead, and George Marshall's biographer Forrest Pogue. Together these essays remind us why a half century later D-Day remains one of the true defining moments of this epochal conflict.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700606740
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Series: Modern War Studies Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps

Foreword, John S. D. Eisenhower

Foreward to D-Day: The Normandy Invasion in Retrospect, General Omar N. Bradley

Introduction, Theodore A. Wilson

Part One: The Muster

1. Wilmot Revisited: Myth and Reality in Anglo-American Strategy for the Second Front, Maurice Matloff

2. Biffing: The Saga of the Second Front, Alex Danchev

3. Constraining OVERLORD: Civilian Logistics, TORCH, and the Second Front, Kevin Smith

4. ULTRA, FORTITUDE, and D-day Planning: The Missing Dimension, Alexander S. Cochran

5. Technology at D-day: Allied Weapons Old and New, Robin Higham

Part Two: The Battle

6. The Navies and NEPTUNE, Max Schoenfeld

7. German Naval Operations on D-day, Friedrich Ruge

8. The Air Campaign, Alan Wilt

9. Special Operations and the Normandy Invasion, David Hogan

10. D-day 1944, Forrest C. Pogue

11. A Correspondent's View of D-day, Don Whitehead

12. Deposited on Fortune's Far Shore: The 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, Theodore A. Wilson

13. Caught in the Middle: The French Population in Normandy, Arthur Layton Funk

Part III: Assessments: Striking a Balance

14. Two Armies in Normandy: Weighing British and Canadian Military Performance, Raymond Callahan

15. Assessing American Military Leadership: Two Postinvasion Corps Commanders, Robert H. Berlin

16. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Architect of Victory, Mark A. Stohler

17. D-Day: Analysis of Costs and Benefits, Gerhard L. Weinberg

Notes

Glossary

About the Contributors

Index

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