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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Thus while the face of the assault regiments on D - Day would be predominantly white , that of the quartermaster service was much more representative of the racial diversity of the United States . By the end of October 1942 there were ...
On paper , at least , there were significant questions about the homogeneity of the forces that would face the Allied invasion in 1944 . In practice , however , the veterans of the campaigns in France and Russia knew great deal about ...
After two days of heavy combat , Rae knew only too well the difficulties that they would face in crossing the causeway . Many felt that Gavin had entrusted them with what amounted to a suicide mission .
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