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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THE 22ND INFANTRY REGIMENT ON UTAH BEACH While things were going badly wrong on Omaha Beach things were substantially different to the west on Utah Beach , the other American landing zone . Although seven of the landing craft carrying ...
35 The establishment of the Utah bridgehead had cost mercifully few casualties , but men in the units like the 22nd and 8th infantry regiments , who had borne the cost of the landings on Utah Beach , would not quite remember it this way ...
Hitler's Fortress Europe are inscribed on memorials from the Airborne memorial at La Fiere to a string of memorials along Omaha and Utah beaches . CONCLUSION a „ History , Hollywood , and public memory play funny tricks on the ...
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