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.
Results 1-3 of 46
This came about after a company of black engineers moved in at the opposite end of town ... Anyway , that night I reported to the MP Station in the Center of Ivybridge and a regular MP and I started our tour of duty at 6pm when the ...
German attempts to retake the town had been beaten back , and an army hospital established in the town treated the wounded who were brought into town . St. Mere Eglise was the base at which the 82nd Airborne Division would defend to the ...
S.Sgt . JOHN F PORTER , 32300271 ; displayed superior courage against enemy in the occupation of the town of Vierville sur Mer . Bronze Star , GO 47 , July 10 . S.Sgt . DARRELL R. SPICER , 20363121 ; repaired wire to rear echelon ...
What people are saying - Write a review
Operation Bolero and the Clash of Cultures
Three Regiments and the Mind of the GI
Early Training and the Buildup to June 6 1944
15 other sections not shown