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D-Day: The First 72 Hours

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The 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 ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Tempus
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Carl
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well readable and researched. Buckingham details the training undertaken for the invasion, covers detail, before moving onto the often neglected following days and the intense combat that followed as the Germans attempted to destroy the bridgehead and the Allies sought to expand it.

Buckingham asks a lot of tough questions, and leaves some pretty scathing analysis for some of the units involved. While not all arguments may be completely valid (based off opinions read elsewhere), the author leave
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Mike French
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this book very readable, though it is a little partisan and perhaps more inclined to debunk than put forward a positive case. The train of argument is easy to follow and convincing as far as it goes.
Steve Switzer
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ww2
Hard core information on what actually happened .
Dispels the myth of omaha
If you want to know what happened from a tactical viewpoint on the first 72 hours
then this is the book for you
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