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 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 ...
This would involve moving into sealed camps , the issuing of new equipment , and detailed briefings . ... 116TH INFANTRY REGIMENT In late May the 116th Infantry Regiment moved to Blandford in Dorset in preparation for loading onto the ...
Davies was one of the unlucky ones : “ After waiting several hours we moved forward again and contacted the remaining people who had gone ahead . ( We ) hid in a hedge row and sent out a patrol and contacted ( the ) enemy within 200 ...
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