Operation Cobra 1944: Breakout from Normandy

Operation Cobra 1944

by Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan
     
 

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One of the most decisive months of World War II was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline and began a

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One of the most decisive months of World War II was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline and began a spectacular advance. As Patton's Third Army poured into Brittany and raced south to the Loire, the German army was threatened with encirclement. By the end of August German forces in Normandy were utterly destroyed, and the remaining German units in central and southern France were in headlong retreat to the German frontier. In this book, Steve Zaloga explains how the breakout from Normandy came about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800053
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
Campaign , #88
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
60 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.

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