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Destination Normandy Three American Regiments on D-Day

Destination Normandy Three American Regiments on D-Day
Autor: G. H. Bennett
Data publikacji: 2009-05-00
ISBN: 9780811735353
Wydawca: Stackpole Books
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 22.6 x 15 x 1.8 cm
Oprawa: Miękka
Liczba stron: 256
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G. H. Bennett collects oral histories from the soldiers of three American regiments and weaves them into an intimate account of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Widely scattered during its drop into Normandy, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne Division) stopped the advance of an SS division. The untested 116th Infantry Regiment (29th Infantry Division) landed on bloody Omaha Beach, where it suffered more casualties than any other regiment that day. Meanwhile, the 22nd Infantry Regiment (4th Infantry Division) easily waded ashore on Utah Beach but faced savage fighting as it moved inland.

About the Author:
G. H. Bennett is head of humanities at the University of Plymouth. He has written or cowritten eight books, including Hitler’s Admirals (978-1-59114-061-0) and Roosevelt’s Peacetime Administrations, 1933-41 (978-0-7190-6565-1). He lives in England.

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