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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а a This book will explore this level and D - Day through the lives of three particular units . ... This National Guard unit from Virginia , landing as part of the 29th Infantry Division , would live up to its proud history that ...
in 1944 with other Ranger battalions stationed in the south of England , it was decided to disband the 29th Rangers and return the men to their original units . 22ND INFANTRY REGIMENT — 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION In time the 29th Infantry ...
The tactical doctrine employed by the U.S. Army on D - Day had envisaged the assault units working in a particular and very precise way . Aerial bombardment , naval gunfire , and DD Sherman tanks were supposed to neutralize much of the ...
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