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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Operation Bolero and the Clash of Cultures In April 1942 , four months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had brought the United States into the war ...
The night had also witnessed the failure of an attack intended to lift the siege of Timmes's Orchard . On June 7 , the secret ford across the Merderet had ...
PFC ARTHUR H. MOSLEY , 33046452 ; displayed superior courage in the attack on Vierville sur Mer . Bronze Star , GO 47 , July 10 .
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