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The Germans in Normandy
     

The Germans in Normandy

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by Richard Hargreaves
 

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The Allied invasion of Northern France was the greatest combined operation in the history of warfare. Up until now it has been recorded from the attackers’ point of view whereas the defenders’ angle has been largely ignored.

While the Germans knew an invasion was inevitable, no-one knew where or when it would fall. Those manning Hitler’s

Overview

The Allied invasion of Northern France was the greatest combined operation in the history of warfare. Up until now it has been recorded from the attackers’ point of view whereas the defenders’ angle has been largely ignored.

While the Germans knew an invasion was inevitable, no-one knew where or when it would fall. Those manning Hitler’s mighty Atlantic Wall may have felt secure in their bunkers but they had no conception of the fury and fire that was about to break.

After the initial assaults of June established an Allied bridgehead, a state of stale-mate prevailed. The Germans fought with great courage hindered by lack of supplies and overwhelming Allied control of the air.

When the Allies finally broke out the collapse was catastrophic with Patton’s army in the East sweeping round and Monty’s in the West putting remorseless pressure on the hard pressed defenders. The Falaise Gap became a graveyard of German men and equipment.

To read the war from the losing side is a sobering and informative experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781594704
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Publication date:
11/06/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
512,338
File size:
23 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Hargreaves is a journalist. His previously published books include The Germans in Normandy and Blitzkrieg Unleashed. He lives at Gosport near Portsmouth.

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