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Caen 1944: Montgomery’s break-out attempt (Osprey Campaign #143)

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One of the key objectives of British forces on D-Day during World War II (1939-1945)was the capture of the strategically vital city of Caen. General Montgomery saw Caen as the key to Normandy and the springboard for the Allied breakout, but so did the Germans and the city did not fall. It took three major offensives and more than 30 bloody days of struggle to finally take ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 20th 2004 by Osprey Publishing
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Caen is my old stomping ground, so it was interesting to read about the hard-fought battles to liberate it from German occupation.

Although the capture of Caen was a British and Canadian objective on D Day itself, the city didn't fall until mid-July. The Germans defended it ferociously and the Allies threw all they had at it repeatedly but with no success for weeks.

The author clearly knows his stuff and has packed the book with detail. For my money, this would be a better with more human storie
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