The Cover Up At Omaha Beach

Author: Gary Sterne
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629143286
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The Rangers’ mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and break out inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery that they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc, The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach presents exceptionally detailed new research that takes the reader into the middle of the action with the Rangers. Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-Day, including what was known about Maisy Battery. Maps, orders, and assault plans have been found in US, UK, and German archives, many of which have only been recently released after having been classified for more than sixty years. Radio communications of the Rangers as they advanced inland have been found, and Royal Air Force intelligence evaluations of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All these combine to make The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach one of the most up-to-date references on the subject.

The Cover Up At Omaha Beach

Author: Gary Sterne
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473833205
Size: 64.80 MB
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The Rangers mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and breakout inland. Simultaneously other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the "huge" gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery which they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc - this is a work of exceptionally detailed and fresh research which takes the reader into the centre of the action alongside the Rangers.??Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-day and about the Maisy Battery. Maps, orders and assualt plans have been found in the UK, German and US archives, many of which were not released from the Top Secrecy Act for 60+ years. Radio communications have been found from the Rangers as they advanced inland towards Maisy and intelligence evaluations made by the RAF of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All these combine to make this one of the most up-to-date references on the subject.

Omaha Beach

Author: Joseph Balkoski
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811741192
Size: 41.17 MB
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Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post

The Devil S Garden

Author: Steven Zaloga
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811752771
Size: 16.66 MB
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Fresh look at D-Day, one of World War II's pivotal battles, in time for its 70th anniversary in June 2014 Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy Covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies Relies on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps Zaloga's well-supported conclusions are sure to spark debate

Omaha Beach

Author: Adrian R. Lewis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807854693
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Reanalyzing military records and battle plans of the Normandy invasion, Lewis traces the evolution of combined operations (more than one nation) and joint operations (more than one service), as well as tactical doctrines from the inter-war period to 1944 to explain how the plan for swift victory at Omaha Beach went terribly wrong and turned into the bloodiest of the Allied invasions.

Dog Company

Author: Patrick O'Donnell
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306821591
Size: 56.27 MB
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An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion, D Company--Dog Company--who made that difference, time and again. From D-Day, when German guns atop Pointe du Hoc threatened the Allied landings and the men of Dog Company scaled the ninety-foot cliffs to destroy them; to the thickly forested slopes of Hill 400, in Germany’s Hürtgen Forest, where the Rangers launched a desperate bayonet charge across an open field, captured the crucial hill, and held it against all odds. In each battle, the men of Dog Company made the difference. Dog Company is their unforgettable story--thoroughly researched and vividly told by acclaimed combat historian Patrick K. O’Donnell--a story of extraordinary bravery, courage, and determination. America had many heroes in World War II, but few can say that, but for them, the course of the war may have been very different. The right men, in the right place, at the right time--Dog Company.

Omaha Beach

Author: Joseph Balkoski
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811741192
Size: 43.65 MB
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Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post

Tales Out Of School

Author: Patrick Welsh
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
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A high school teacher of English reports on the high schools of the eighties, revealing facts, both shocking and reassuring, and provides a passionate, personal view to supplement studies and expert analysis

War Stories Iii

Author: Oliver L. North
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 159698306X
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It was the Greatest Generation’s greatest moment: when heroes at home and abroad, united in common purpose as soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines—under the leadership of generals like Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Bradley—rescued Europe from the tyranny and genocide of Adolf Hitler. In War Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler, Marine combat veteran Lt. Col. Oliver North gives you a chance to revisit the front lines. Using dramatic first-person testimony, North reveals: The reality of combat: how it felt to live through the Battle of Britain as a citizen and a pilot, on the ground and in the air The stories of Yanks in the RAF: how Americans fought Hitler before Pearl Harbor America’s first taste of battle in North Africa against the Germans—and the French A date with destiny: men and women who joined up together to fight for liberty The saga of war on the home front: how women faced enormous challenges in America, Russia, and Britain and helped win the war Featuring extended interviews with veterans that cover the war in Europe from beginning to end, War Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler is a testament to the courage and sacrifice of the World War II generation—a remembrance of the bravery and honor of these heroes. It belongs in the hands of every veteran, every student, and every American.