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 , would land on Utah Beach on June 6. Part of the regular army , it could trace ...
4 In addition to covering the combat performance of our three regiments , this book will also provide background insights into the experience of the American solider in Britain before D - Day . The regiments that would be tested on D ...
Hastings , M. Overlord : D - Day and the Battle for Normandy . New York : Simon and Schuster , 1984 . Howarth , D. Dawn of D - Day . London : Collins , 1959 . Hoyt , E. P. The GI's War : The Story of American Soldiers in Europe in World ...
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