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Operation Dragoon 1944: France’s other D-Day (Campaign #210)
Osprey's study of Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, whichwas one of the most controversial operations of World War II (1939-1945), leading to deep divides between United States and British planners. The US objective was to threaten the rear of the German armies occupying France by a landing on the eastern French coast and to push ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Osprey Publishing
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France's other D-Day doesn't get much coverage in WWII history. It wasn't an Operation that could challenge Overlord in its importance by any stretch, but it was important to me: my Grandfather participated in this operation as a soldier in the Third Infantry Division. Thanks, Grandpa!
Steven Zaloga, an internationally recognized military historian, has written numerous books on the vehicles and campaigns of World War II. He has appeared in programs on PBS and The Military Channel. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland.More about Steven J. Zaloga...
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