In the cold morning of June 6, 1944, thousands of German soldiers are in position from Port en Bessin eastwards past Colleville on the Normandy coast, aware that a massive invasion force is heading straight for them. According to Allied Intelligence, they shouldn't be there. 352 infantry division would ensure the invaders would pay a massive price to take OMAHA beach. There were veterans from the Russian front amongst them and they were well trained and equipped. The presence of 352 Division meant that the number of defenders was literally double the number expected - and on the best fortified of all the invasion beaches. What makes this account of the bloody struggle unique is that it is told from the German standpoint, using firsthand testimony of German combatants. There are not many of them left and these accounts have been painstakingly collected by the authors over many years.
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Vince Milano is a former U.S. infantryman and the author of The German Army Order of Battle 1918 and many articles for military magazines such as Combat and Living History. He interviewed combatants in Germany for this book. He lives in Epping, New Hampshire. Bruce Conner is a military history researcher who gives military history displays and talks with Vince Milano across the United States. He lives in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
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Description du livre The History Press, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110752459783
Description du livre The History Press, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0752459783