Destination Normandy: Three American Regiments on D-Day
Each participant's story is woven into the larger picture of the assault, allowing Bennett to go beyond the largely personal viewpoints yielded by traditional oral history but avoiding the impersonal nature of studies of grand strategy. In addition to the interviews and memoirs Bennett collected, he also discovered fresh documentary evidence from American, British, and French archives that play an important part in facilitating this new approach, as well as archives in Britain and France. The author unearths new stories and questions from D-Day, such as the massacre of soldiers from the 507th at Graignes, Hemevez, and elsewhere. This new material includes a focus on the regimental level, which is all but ignored by historians, while still covering strategic, tactical, and human issues. His conclusions highlight common misperceptions about the Normandy landings. Questions have already been raised about the wisdom of the Anglo-American amphibious doctrine employed on D-Day. In this study, Bennett continues to challenge the assumption that the operation was an exemplary demonstration of strategic planning.
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This book will explore this level and D-Day through the lives of three particular units. The 22nd Infantry Regiment, part of the 4th Infantry Division, ...
... or could be done, to offset the dangers that would later cost lives. Trying to understand the American experience on D-Day is a difficult process.
Cities like St. Lo and Caen were destroyed by American bombs in an attempt to save American lives. Liberation came at a high price for many in Normandy.
On that day, the actions of one man saved many lives. Rick Rescorla, the security chief for Morgan Stanley Bank, ensured that casualties among the staff of ...
American troops were counseled to live up to the high image held by the Irish people of the United States and its people. Religion was identified as a ...
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12 Cutoff Elements of the 507th
13 Aftermath and Conclusions
116th Infantry Regiment Losses in Action June 67 1944
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Losses in Action June 6July 14 1944
116th Infantry Regiment Decorations for BraveryOmaha Beach
Casualties Recorded on the Graignes Memorial
9 Launching the Invasion
10 The Battle for the Marshes
11 The Drive Inland and the Crossing of the Merderet