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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Barbed wire and the military police ensured that there would be no second thoughts about going overseas . Most of the division embarked on the British passenger liner Queen Mary on September 26. The voyage was notable for several ...
The second assault section then came forward . Private Ralph Riley brought forward his flamethrower after a 75 - yard crossing of an open field under fire . Unfortunately , the flamethrower wouldn't ignite . Riley pumped liquid fuel ...
Darmouth and Kingswear During the Second World War . Plympton : PDS Printers , n.d. United States Naval Advanced Amphibious Base Plymouth 1943–45 . Plympton : PDS Printers , n.d. Clark , B. “ Olin Dows World War II Photograph Collection ...
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