Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France

by William B. Breuer
     
 

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The full dramatic story of the largest operation of its kind in the European War: an Allied seaborne and airborne assault that eventually involved a million troops. See more details below

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The full dramatic story of the largest operation of its kind in the European War: an Allied seaborne and airborne assault that eventually involved a million troops.

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Another popular history from Breuer. The book focuses on the first day of the Allied invasion of southern France, and on the airborne and commando troops who spearheaded the attack. Breuer integrates the stories of veterans of these forces into a fast-paced narrative that reestablishes war as the province of confusion, particularly in the context of a nighttime air assault. The victory that emerged from the chaos of Dragoon's first hours owed less to planning than to the fighting spirit and fighting power of these men. The book complements Alan Wilt's The French Riviera Campaign (Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., 1981) and compares with S.L.A. Marshall's Night Drop (Battery, 1982. reprint). Recommended for general collections. Dennis E. Showalter, History Dept., Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs

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ISBN-13:
9780891416012
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.62(d)

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