Utah Beach (Battle Zone Normandy Series)
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Utah Beach (Battle Zone Normandy Series)

by Stephen Badsey
     
 

At Utah Beach, the Allies had their greatest D-Day success, suffering fewer casualties than on any of the other beachheads. The assault sector closest to Cherbourg, Lower Normandy's largest port, Utah Beach was isolated from the other D-Day landing areas. This meant that the attacking troops would have to fight alone until a link-up could be achieved.

Accordingly,

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Overview

At Utah Beach, the Allies had their greatest D-Day success, suffering fewer casualties than on any of the other beachheads. The assault sector closest to Cherbourg, Lower Normandy's largest port, Utah Beach was isolated from the other D-Day landing areas. This meant that the attacking troops would have to fight alone until a link-up could be achieved.

Accordingly, First US 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, on D-Day the airborne troops secured Ste-Mere-Eglise, the first town in Normandy to be liberated. Although landing on the wrong beach in bad weather, the troops of 4th Infantry Division that disembarked on 6 June suffered only 197 casualties, and by early afternoon had begun to link up with the airborne troops.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750930130
Publisher:
History Press Limited, The
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
Battle Zone Normandy Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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