A military intelligence expert examines the most formative battle of World War II. The Battle of Normandy was the greatest offensive campaign the world had ever seen. Millions of soldiers battling for control of Europe were thrust onto the front lines of a massive war unlike any experienced in history. But the greatest of clashes would prove to be the crucible in which the outcome of World War II would be decided. Author John Prados tells the story of how and why the tactics and battle plans of Normandy proved so formative, and reconstructs the climactic Allied Normandy breakout from both sides of the battle lines.aStrapped in our Mustangs flying at low level over the pocket, a Rohmer would recall, awe would watch the Germans gather, form ... Kluge filed his last radio report at nine thirty a.m. Not far from Falaise the jabos shot up the field marshala#39;s Horch car and ... General Jodl burned up the telephone wires demanding news.
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2011-07-05|