St Lô 1944: The Battle of the Hedgerows Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - The hedgerow country of lower Normandy, called the Bocage, presented unanticipated tactical problems since it proved to be ideal for German infantry defense. The city was the site of a crucial cross-roads and was thus a vital target for the invading Allied forces; the initial bombing attacks were so severe that the writer Samuel Beckett would later report that it had been 'bombed out of existence in one night'.

Using full-color artwork, photographs and maps, this is the engaging story of one of the key engagements in the Battle of Normandy. Osprey. This book examines the brutal attritional struggle in June-July 1944 to overcome the determined German defense and secure St Lô. Following the d-day landings on june 6, 1944, the First US Army engaged in a six-week struggle to break out of the Normandy beach-head.

St Lô 1944: The Battle of the Hedgerows Campaign #ad - The attack by ground forces turned into a brutal attritional struggle to overcome the determined German defense.

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Mortain 1944: Hitler's Normandy Panzer offensive Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - However, thanks to an intercepted radio message, the Allies were well-prepared for the offensive and not only repelled the oncoming panzers, but went on a counterattack that would lead to a whole German army becoming encircled in the Falaise Pocket. Had this succeeded, it not only would have cut off the First US Army spearheads, but also Patton's newly deployed Third US Army operating in Brittany.

The plan was to send a large panzer force across the First US Army sector, cutting off its spearheads, and finally reach Avranches on the coast. A highly illustrated study of operation lüttich, the German Panzer counteroffensive against the Normandy bridgehead in August 1944 that backfired, leading to a collapse of the German position in northern France.

Mortain 1944: Hitler's Normandy Panzer offensive Campaign #ad - Fully illustrated with stunning full-color artwork, this book tells the story of Operation Lüttich, the failed offensive which ended any prospect of Germany winning the battle of Normandy. Following the successful landings in Normandy on D-Day and consolidation during Operation Cobra, the Wehrmacht was ordered to begin a counteroffensive named Operation Lüttich.

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Operation Cobra 1944: Breakout from Normandy Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - On 25 july general Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. Us forces punched a hole in the German frontline and began a spectacular advance. In this title steve Zaloga explains how the breakout from Normandy came about. One of the most decisive months of world war ii 1939-1945 was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944.

By the end of august german forces in Normandy were utterly destroyed, and the remaining German units in central and southern France were in headlong retreat to the German frontier. As patton's third army poured into Brittany and raced south to the Loire, the German army was threatened with encirclement.

Operation Cobra 1944: Breakout from Normandy Campaign #ad - After the success of the d-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy.

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Brittany 1944: Hitler's Final Defenses in France Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Patton was delegated to take on the Brittany mission. This included the major ports at Brest and on Quiberon Bay. The newly arrived Third US Army TUSA under Lt. The fight would drag into 1945, long after German field armies had been driven from France. In one of the most rapid mechanized advances of the war, TUSA had the ports of Avranches and Quiberon encircled by the second week of August 1944.

But changing priorities meant that most of TUSA was redeployed, meaning only a single corps was left to take the Breton port cities. George S. The original overlord plans assumed that ports along the Breton coast would be essential to expansion of the Normandy beach-head. Gen. Using full color maps and artwork as well as contemporary accounts and photographs, Brittany 1944 is the fascinating story of the siege of Germany's last bastions on the French Atlantic coast.

Brittany 1944: Hitler's Final Defenses in France Campaign #ad - . One of the prime objectives for the Allies following the D-Day landings was the capture of sufficient ports to supply their armies.

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Falaise 1944: Death of an army Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - The british and american breakout battles had released motorised units to wage a more mobile war against the German static defensive tactics. The results were devastating: those troops able to escape the disaster fled, those who remained were killed or captured and vast quantities of armour and equipment were lost.

Used book in Good Condition. This book details the chain of events which led to the German retreat and the ensuing liberation of France during World War II 1939-1945. At falaise, the armoured units of us third army encircled the German Seventh Army, squeezed them into an ever-smaller cauldron of chaos and crushed them against the advancing British Second Army.

Falaise 1944: Death of an army Campaign #ad - The battle around falaise in Normandy during August 1944 saw the destruction of the German Seventh army.

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Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Using full-color artwork, maps, and contemporary photographs, this is the thrilling story of this complex operation. In november 1942, three landings took place simultaneously across the French North African coast in an ambitious attempt to trap and annihilate the Axis' North African armies between the invading forces under General Eisenhower and British Field-Marshall Montgomery's Eighth Army in Egypt.

Roosevelt identified the European theatre as his country's priority. Used book in Good Condition. Following the raid on pearl harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II, President Franklin D. Their first joint operation with the british was an amphibious invasion of French North Africa, eliminate the threat of the French navy joining the Germans, designed to relieve pressure on their new Soviet allies, and to shore up the vulnerability of British imperial possessions and trade routes through the Mediterranean.

Operation Torch 1942: The invasion of French North Africa Campaign #ad - Operation torch was the largest and most complex amphibious invasion of its time.

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The Kuban 1943: The Wehrmacht's last stand in the Caucasus Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Armee to fortify the kuban bridgehead and hold it at all costs in order to leave open the possibility of future offensives. However, the red army stopped the Germans short of their objectives and then launched a devastating winter counteroffensive that encircled them at Stalingrad. Consequently, hitler grudgingly ordered an evacuation from the Caucasus, but ordered 17.

The stage was set for a contest between an immovable object and an unstoppable force. With the help of stunning specially commissioned artwork, which tied down seven Soviet armies in a sideshow battle of attrition, this book tells the enthralling story of the impressive but strategically foolish German stand at Kuban, which the Soviets dubbed "the Kuban meat grinder.

The Kuban 1943: The Wehrmacht's last stand in the Caucasus Campaign #ad - Used book in Good Condition. On the other side, the soviet stavka ordered the North Caucasus Front and the Black Sea Fleet to eliminate the Kuban bridgehead as soon as possible. In the summer of 1942, grozny, the wehrmacht invaded the Caucasus in order to overrun critical oil production facilities at Maikop, and Baku.

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Operation Market-Garden 1944 3: The British XXX Corps Missions Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Their objective along this road was the bridge at Arnhem, the target of British and Polish airborne troops. Field marshal montgomery's plan to get second British Army behind the fortifications of the German Siegfried Line in 1944 led to the hugely ambitious Operation Market-Garden. Yet it turned out to be a bridge too far.

Once xxx corps had reached this bridge it would then make for the German industrial area of the Ruhr. The operation was bold in outlook, but risky in concept. Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed analysis, Ken Ford completes his trilogy on Operation Market-Garden by examining this attack which, if successful, could have shortened the war in the west considerably.

Operation Market-Garden 1944 3: The British XXX Corps Missions Campaign #ad - Part of this plan called for a rapid advance from Belgium through Holland up to and across the lower Rhine by the British XXX Corps along a single road already dominated by airborne troops. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Philippine Sea 1944: The last great carrier battle Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Fully illustrated with stunning specially commissioned artwork, carrier battle of the Pacific War, Mark Stille tells the enthralling story of the last, and largest, the one that saw the end of the Imperial Japanese Navy as a formed fighting force. Osprey. Involving the us fifth fleet and the japanese mobile Fleet, the battle of the Philippine Sea took place during the United States' amphibious invasion of the Mariana Islands during the Pacific War.

The two fleets clashed on june 19-20, 1944 and the japanese carrier fighters were shot down in devastating numbers by US aircraft in what became known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, ” before US counterattacks and submarine strikes forced the withdrawal of the Japanese fleet. After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands.

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Smolensk 1943: The Red Army's Relentless Advance Campaign

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Osprey Publishing #ad - The soviet offensive began in august 1943 and quickly realized that the German defenses were exceedingly tough and that the Western Front had not prepared adequately for an extended offensive. Consequently, the soviets were forced to pause their offensive after only two weeks, replenish their combat forces, and then begin again.

Armee was commanded by Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, one of the Wehrmacht's top defensive experts. Eventually, the 4. Osprey. Although badly outnumbered, Heinrici's army gamely held off two Soviet fronts for seven weeks. Armee's front was finally broken and Smolensk was liberated on 25 September 1943. The germans had held this city for two years and Heeresgruppe Mitte's Army Group Centre 4.

Smolensk 1943: The Red Army's Relentless Advance Campaign #ad - However, which retreated to the fortified cities of Vitebsk, the Western Front was too exhausted to pursue Heinrici's defeated army, Orsha, and Mogilev; the 4. Smolensk 1943 focuses on a major offensive that is virtually unknown in the West. Armee had heavily fortified the region. The german 4. Used book in Good Condition.

With the german defeat at kursk, the soviet Stavka high command ordered the Western and Kalinin Fronts to launch Operation Suvorov in order to liberate the important city of Smolensk.

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US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier: Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, 1943-44 Combat

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The us airborne force fielded some of the toughest, best-trained, and most resourceful troops of World War II--all necessary qualities in a force that was lightly armed and which would in most operational circumstances be surrounded from the moment it landed on the battlefield.

The german wehrmacht grew to rely on a series of defensive measures to combat the airborne threat, including fortifications, localized reserves, and special training to help intercept and disrupt airborne troops both in the air and on the ground. Osprey. Despite such methods it was cool-headed command and control that would prove to be the real key to blunting the Airborne's edge.

US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier: Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, 1943-44 Combat #ad - Using specially commissioned artwork, normandy, and operation Market Garden, this book examines the development of the American airborne forces that spearheaded the Allied effort in Sicily, and the German countermeasures that evolved in response to the threat of Allied airborne landings.

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