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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508th Parachute Infantry Regiment papers , National Archives , College Park , Maryland British Military and Civilian Records Cabinet Papers , National Archives , London Foreign Office Papers , National Archives , London Treasury Papers ...
Index 1st U.S. Infantry Division , 3 , 15 , 28 , 55 , 84 , 86 , 130 1st U.S. Ranger Battalion , 10 2nd U.S. Armored Division , 28 , 126 2nd U.S. Ranger Battalion , 95 4th U.S. Infantry Division , xiv , 11 , 15 , 20 , 22 , 28 , 53 ...
See 116th U.S. Infantry Regiment Boston , 50 Bourdeaux , 134 Bristol , 36 , 45 Britain , xvii , xix , 7 , 9 Britain , Battle of , 14 British Armed Forces , 63 ; 3rd Infantry Division , 107 ; 50th Infantry Division ...
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