D-Day, 1944

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"D-Day 1944 contains essays by the world's leading scholars on the invasion of France, covering all aspects of the greatest amphibious assault in history, combining new information and scholarship in a highly readable and instructive volume. Recommended without hesitation or qualification."—Stephen A. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower and The Great and Noble Undertaking

"Fifty years is a long time in the action-ridden twentieth century and yet D-Day seems as new as yesterday. It is not merely a piece of history, it ...

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Overview

"D-Day 1944 contains essays by the world's leading scholars on the invasion of France, covering all aspects of the greatest amphibious assault in history, combining new information and scholarship in a highly readable and instructive volume. Recommended without hesitation or qualification."—Stephen A. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower and The Great and Noble Undertaking

"Fifty years is a long time in the action-ridden twentieth century and yet D-Day seems as new as yesterday. It is not merely a piece of history, it is unforgettable history. In these thoughtful and eloquent essays, general readers together with veterans and their families—children, grandchildren—will see again what was required during that 'longest day' in the lives of tens of thousands of America's young men."—Robert H. Ferrell, editor of The Eisenhower Diaries

"A splendid book that adds considerably to our understanding of this momentous operation. Required reading for anyone interested in the history of World War II."—Robert A. Doughty, author of The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940

Author Biography: Theodore A. Wilson, professor of history at the University of Kansas, is author or editor of five other books including The Makers of Modern Dipomacy, World War II: Critical Issues, The Marshall Plan, 1947-1951, and The First Summit: Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, 1941.

Contributors: General Omar Bradley, Robert Berlin, Raymond Callahan, Alexander S. Cochran, Alex Danchev, John S.D. Eisenhower, Arthur L. Funk, Robin Higham, David Hogan, Maurice Matloff, Forrest Pogue, Vice Admiral Friederich Ruge, Max Schoenfeld, Kevin Smith, Mark A. Stoler, Gerhard Weinberg, Don Whitehead, Theodore A. Wilson, Alan Wilt.

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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: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps
Foreword
Foreword to D-Day: The Normandy Invasion in Retrospect
Introduction
1 Wilmot Revisited: Myth and Reality in Anglo-American Strategy for the Second Front 3
2 Biffing: The Saga of the Second Front 24
3 Constraining OVERLORD: Civilian Logistics, TORCH, and the Second Front 42
4 ULTRA, FORTITUDE, and D-day Planning: The Missing Dimension 63
5 Technology at D-day: Allied Weapons Old and New 80
6 The Navies and NEPTUNE 101
7 German Naval Operations on D-day 120
8 The Air Campaign 134
9 Special Operations and the Normandy Invasion 155
10 D-day 1944 175
11 A Correspondent's View of D-day 203
12 Deposited on Fortune's Far Shore: The 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry 213
13 Caught in the Middle: The French Population in Normandy 238
14 Two Armies in Normandy: Weighing British and Canadian Military Performance 261
15 Assessing American Military Leadership: Two Postinvasion Corps Commanders 282
16 Dwight D. Eisenhower: Architect of Victory 298
17 D-day: Analysis of Costs and Benefits 318
Notes 339
Glossary 391
About the Contributors 401
Index 407
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