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Utah Beach (Battle Zone Normandy Series)

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Unique among the D-Day landing beaches in its dangers, Utah Beach saw the US Army's greatest success, namely landing with the fewest casualties of any of the Allied invasion beaches. The landing beach closest to Normandy's largest port, Cherbourg, regarded by the Germans as the most important Allied objective, Utah was isolated from the other D-Day beaches, meaning that that troops landing there would have to fight alone until a link-up could be achieved. Accordingly, US First Army committed a powerful landing ...

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Overview

Unique among the D-Day landing beaches in its dangers, Utah Beach saw the US Army's greatest success, namely landing with the fewest casualties of any of the Allied invasion beaches. The landing beach closest to Normandy's largest port, Cherbourg, regarded by the Germans as the most important Allied objective, Utah was isolated from the other D-Day beaches, meaning that that troops landing there would have to fight alone until a link-up could be achieved. Accordingly, US First Army committed a powerful landing force, preceded by a night parachute and glider assault, part of the largest night drop ever mounted. Despite wide scattering, the airborne troops secured the critical communications centre of Ste Mere Eglise on D-Day, the first village in Normandy to be liberated. Supported by a devastating air and naval bombardment, although landing on the wrong beach in bad weather, 4th Infantry Division took only 197 casualties out of 23,000 troops that landed on D-Day, and by the early afternoon had begun to link up with the first of the paratroopers. In a fragmented battle fought in swamps and hedgerows, stubborn German defence prevented US VII Corps from achieving all its D-Day objectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750930130
  • Publisher: History Press Limited, The
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Series: Battle Zone Normandy Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction 7
Battle Zone Normandy 8
Part 2 History 11
Chapter 1 Plans and Preparations 12
Chapter 2 The German Defences 20
Chapter 3 The Airborne Assault 40
Chapter 4 The Utah Beach Landings 55
Chapter 5 The D-Day Fighting 69
Chapter 6 Securing the Beachhead 88
Chapter 7 The Capture of Carentan 104
Part 3 Battlefield Tours 111
General Touring Information 112
Tour A The Merderet Bridgehead 122
Tour B Sainte-Mere-Eglise 133
Tour C The Atlantic Wall 149
Tour D The Landing Beaches 160
Tour E The Carentan Causeway 176
Part 4 On Your Return 185
Further Research 186
Index 189
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