9781846033674-1846033675-Operation Dragoon 1944: France’s other D-Day (Campaign)

Operation Dragoon 1944: France’s other D-Day (Campaign)

ISBN-13: 9781846033674
ISBN-10: 1846033675
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zaloga, Steven J.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781846033674
ISBN-10: 1846033675
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zaloga, Steven J.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: Paperback 96 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zaloga, Steven J. wrote Operation Dragoon 1944: France’s other D-Day (Campaign) comprising 96 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1846033675 and 9781846033674. Since then Operation Dragoon 1944: France’s other D-Day (Campaign) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Osprey's study of Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, which was 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 rapidly northward towards Lorraine to meet up with Allied forces bursting out of Normandy.

Dragoon was a complex operation very similar to the Normandy landings, complete with a US and British airborne assault followed by a naval assault landing. The landings led to a precipitous German retreat from France, authorized by Hitler himself. In September 1944, the US Seventh Army and French First Army reached Lorraine, sealing off any remaining German troops and completing the liberation of the majority of French territory.

Popular Osprey author Steve Zaloga tells the story of this operation, from the derisive debates between the Allied commanders to the men who hit the beaches and charged ashore to help liberate occupied France.

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