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Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings / Craig L. Symonds.

Author/Creator:
Symonds, Craig L., author.
Publication:
New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Subjects:
Operation Neptune.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations.
Military planning -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Seventy years ago, more than six thousand Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a fifty-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and especially Omaha, the scene of almost unimaginable human tragedy. The sea of crosses in the cemetery sitting today atop a bluff overlooking the beaches recalls to us its cost. Most accounts of this epic story begin with the la
Contents:
""Cover""; ""NEPTUNE: THE ALLIED INVASION OF EUROPE AND THE D-DAY LANDINGS""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""MAPS, CHARTS, A N D TABLES""; ""PROLOGUE""; ""NEPTUNE""; ""CHAPTER 1: GERMANY FIRST""; ""CHAPTER 2: ARCADIA""; ""CHAPTER 3: “WE�VE GOT TO GO TO EUROPE AND FIGHT�""; ""CHAPTER 4: THE MEDITERRANEAN TAR BABY""; ""CHAPTER 5: CASABLANCA TO COSSAC""; ""CHAPTER 6: BRITS AND YANKS""; ""CHAPTER 7: “SOME GOD-DAMMED THINGS CALLED LSTS�""; ""CHAPTER 8: SHAEF AND ANCXF""; ""CHAPTER 9: DUCK, FOX, BEAVER, TIGER""; ""CHAPTER 10: “A HUM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY�""
""CHAPTER 11: D-DAY: THE INVASION""""CHAPTER 12: D-DAY: THE BEACHES""; ""CHAPTER 13: D-DAY: THE CRISIS""; ""CHAPTER 14: “THE SHORELINE WAS JUST A SHAMBLES�""; ""CHAPTER 15: “A FIELD OF RUINS�""; ""EPILOGUE""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES""; ""NOTES""; ""Chapter 1: Germany First""; ""Chapter 2: Arcadia""; ""Chapter 3: “We�ve Got to Go to Europe and Fight�""; ""Chapter 4: The Mediterranean Tar Baby""; ""Chapter 5: Casablanca to COSSAC""; ""Chapter 6: Brits and Yanks""; ""Chapter 7: “Some God-Dammed Things Called LSTs�""; ""Chapter 8: SHAEF and ANCXF""
""Chapter 9: Duck, Fox, Beaver, Tiger""""Chapter 10: “A Hum Throughout the Country�""; ""Chapter 11: D-Day: The Invasion""; ""Chapter 12: D-Day: The Beaches""; ""Chapter 13: D-Day: The Crisis""; ""Chapter 14: “The Shoreline Was Just a Shambles�""; ""Chapter 15: “A Field of Ruins�""; ""Epilogue""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""Bibliographical Note""; ""Manuscript Sources""; ""Oral Histories""; ""Printed Primary Sources""; ""Books""; ""Unpublished Sources""; ""INDEX""
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
0-19-998613-4
0-19-998612-6
OCLC:
880147640