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BeschreibungThe Allied invasion of occupied France began with the delivery of three airborne and six infantry divisions onto a 60-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. Accomplishing this involved over 1,200 transport aircraft, 450 gliders, 325 assorted warships and over 4,000 landing vessels. Operation Overlord, as the invasion was code-named, remains the largest amphibious invasion in history. This books tells the story hour-by-hour as it unfurled on the beaches, as experienced by the Allied troops. "D-Day: The First 72 Hours" covers the initial attacks made by airborne and special forces until the point where all the beachheads were secured.
Pressestimmen"startling...the author reveals the real reason why the daring attack failed"
Untertitel: The First 72 Hours. 21:B&W 5. 06 x 7. 81 in or 198 x 129 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The History Press Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 332 Seiten