Devil's Garden, The: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach, D-Day 1944 by Steven J. Zaloga, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Devil's Garden, The: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach, D-Day 1944

Devil's Garden, The: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach, D-Day 1944

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by Steven J. Zaloga
     
 

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This fresh look at D-Day--one of World War II's pivotal battles--is available in time for its 70th anniversary in June 2014. The author draws on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps, and offers well-supported conclusions that are sure to spark debate.• Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach•

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This fresh look at D-Day--one of World War II's pivotal battles--is available in time for its 70th anniversary in June 2014. The author draws on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps, and offers well-supported conclusions that are sure to spark debate.• Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach• Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy• Covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review / California Bookwatch
"A powerful, highly recommended reference that should be in any military history collection."
ARMY Scott R. Gourley
"An excellent addition to the existing body of D-Day literature . . . a dramatically different approach to his in-depth analysis of the battlefield forensics on Omaha Beach."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811712286
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
750,643
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Zaloga, an internationally recognized military historian, has written numerous books on the vehicles and campaigns of World War II, including Armored Champion (978-0-8117-1437-2), Armored Thunderbolt (978-0-8117-0424-3), Armored Attack 1944 (978-0-8117-0769-5), Armored Victory 1945 (978-0-8117-0771-8), and The Devil’s Garden (978-0-8117-1228-6). He has appeared in programs on PBS and The Military Channel. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland.

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