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Forecast for D-day : And the Weatherman behind Ike''s Greatest Gamble

By: Ross, John.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Lyons Press, 2014Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (277 p.).ISBN: 9781493008483.Subject(s): Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 -- Military leadership | Military meteorology -- France -- Normandy -- History -- 20th century | Stagg, James Martin, 1900-1975 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- NormandyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Forecast for D-day : And the Weatherman behind Ike''s Greatest GambleDDC classification: 940.54/21421 | 940.5421421 LOC classification: D756.5.N6 R63 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front cover; Front flap; Copyright; Table of contents; Body; Index; Back flap; Back cover; Spine
Summary: Monday, June 5, had long been planned for launching D-day, the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-held Western Europe. Yet the fine weather leading up to the greatest invasion the world would ever see was deteriorating rapidly. Would it hold long enough for the bombers, the massed armada, and the soldiers to secure beachheads in Normandy? That was the question, and it was up to Ike's chief meteorologist, James Martin Stagg, to give him the answer. On the night of June 4, the weather hung on a knife's edge. The three weather bureaus advising Stagg-the US Army Air Force, the Royal Navy, and the British Met Office-each provided differing forecasts. Worse, leading meteorologists in the USAAF and Met Office argued stormily. Stagg had only one chance to get it right. Were he wrong, thousands of men would perish, secrecy about when and where the Allies would land would be lost, victory in Europe would be delayed for a year, and the Communists might well take control of the continent.
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Front cover; Front flap; Copyright; Table of contents; Body; Index; Back flap; Back cover; Spine

Monday, June 5, had long been planned for launching D-day, the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-held Western Europe. Yet the fine weather leading up to the greatest invasion the world would ever see was deteriorating rapidly. Would it hold long enough for the bombers, the massed armada, and the soldiers to secure beachheads in Normandy? That was the question, and it was up to Ike's chief meteorologist, James Martin Stagg, to give him the answer. On the night of June 4, the weather hung on a knife's edge. The three weather bureaus advising Stagg-the US Army Air Force, the Royal Navy, and the British Met Office-each provided differing forecasts. Worse, leading meteorologists in the USAAF and Met Office argued stormily. Stagg had only one chance to get it right. Were he wrong, thousands of men would perish, secrecy about when and where the Allies would land would be lost, victory in Europe would be delayed for a year, and the Communists might well take control of the continent.

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