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Eagles and Bulldogs in Normandy - REYNOLDS MICHAEL

Eagles and Bulldogs in Normandy

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Published: 30th April 2010
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This is the story of the two divisions: the American 29th and the British 3rd. After describing the agonies suffered by the Americans on Omaha, and the difficulties that face the British in overcoming strongpoints at Sword Beach on D-Day, the author traces both divisions as they try to break through the German defences. It was to take the GI?s nearly six weeks to reach their objective, whilst the Tommies were forced into a concurrent holding operation redolent of the trench warfare experience of World War One. The main part of Caen, the central communication point and respective objective was eventually captured on the 9th July, but by this point, the two Allied divisions had suffered more than 10,000 casualties, and several thousands of French civilians had been killed. AUTHOR: Michael Reynolds has written extensively on the Second World War and has had a profound military career. SELLING POINTS: -The late Alan Clark selected Michael Reynolds?s first book on the battle of Normandy, Steel Inferno, as one of the three best books of 1997 -A vivid account of infantry combat ? allowing the reader to compare and contrast the qualities of the various commanders and their tactics from the American, British and German forces -Includes numerous maps and photographs to illustrate the story of the two divisions during the initial weeks of the Normandy campaign -Written by a celebrated Second World War expert ILLUSTRATIONS 32 pages of mono plates *

List of Mapsp. viii
Introduction and Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Guide to Abbreviationsp. xv
The American 29th Infantry Division 'The Blue and Gray'p. 1
The British 3rd Infantry Division - 'The Iron Division'p. 7
The Big Picture - 1944p. 11
The Ground and the Objectivesp. 15
The Blue and Gray Division Sectorp. 15
St Lôp. 16
The Iron Division Sectorp. 17
Caenp. 18
The Enemyp. 19
Morale, Weapons and Tacticsp. 26
Moralep. 26
Weaponsp. 28
Tacticsp. 31
Plans for D-Dayp. 34
The Blue and Gray on OMAHAp. 34
The Iron Division on SWORDp. 37
D-Day on OMAHA - the Realityp. 40
The First Landingsp. 40
The Second Wavep. 46
From Beach to Bluffsp. 49
The Move Inlandp. 51
The Commandersp. 54
The Picture at the End of D-Dayp. 55
The Enemy in the OMAHA Sectorp. 57
St Lô on D-Dayp. 60
D-Day on SWORD - the Realityp. 63
The First Wavep. 63
QUEEN REDp. 69
QUEEN WHITEp. 70
The Second Wavep. 71
The First Moves Inlandp. 73
The Third Wavep. 75
The Fourth Wavep. 81
The German Counter-Attackp. 88
The Picture at the End of D-Dayp. 91
Caen on D-Dayp. 93
The Big Picture at the End of D-Dayp. 96
The Iron Division - 7 and 8 Junep. 101
7 Junep. 101
British Actionsp. 102
Caen on 7 Junep. 111
8 Junep. 112
The Iron Division - 9 to 11 Junep. 115
The Blue and Gray - 7 and 8 Junep. 118
The OMAHA Sectorp. 118
7 Junep. 118
The Enemyp. 121
St Lôp. 122
8 June and Night 8/9 Junep. 122
The OMAHA Sectorp. 122
The Enemyp. 125
St Lôp. 126
The Blue and Gray - 9 and 10 Junep. 127
From Aure to Ellep. 127
The Blue and Gray - 11 June to 6 Julyp. 131
Crossing the Ellep. 131
Toujours l'Attaquep. 138
The Enemyp. 149
St Lôp. 150
The British and Canadian Sector - 10 June to 6 Julyp. 153
Operation PERCHp. 154
Operation EPSOMp. 155
Operation WINDSORp. 156
The Iron Division -12 June to 31 Julyp. 158
Stalematep. 158
The Fighting for la Londep. 159
Operation CHARNWOODp. 163
The Attackp. 166
Mission Accomplishedp. 170
Caen - 12 June to 16 Augustp. 171
The Blue and Gray - 7 to 19 Julyp. 174
7 - 10 Julyp. 174
The Enemyp. 175
The Big Picture in the American Sector - 10 Julyp. 176
11 Julyp. 176
Mission Accomplished - 18 and 19 Julyp. 191
Conclusionp. 195
Epiloguep. 198
Sequelp. 202
Organisation of the US 29th Infantry Divisionp. 205
Organisation of the US 743rd Tank Battalionp. 206
Organisation of the UK 3rd Infantry Divisionp. 207
Organisation of the UK 27th Armoured Brigadep. 208
Organisation of the German 716th Infantry Divisionp. 209
Organisation of the German 352nd Infantry Divisionp. 210
Les Moulins beach defencesp. 211
Organisation of the 21st Panzer Divisionp. 212
Organisation of the 12th SS Panzer Division (HJ)p. 213
Sequence of Events in the 3rd Division Sector on D-Dayp. 214
Organisation of the German 3rd Parachute Divisionp. 216
Bibliographyp. 217
Index Peoplep. 221
Formations and Unitsp. 224
Placesp. 228
Mapsp. 231
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ISBN: 9781848841253
ISBN-10: 1848841256
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th April 2010
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.5