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Neptune : The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

By: Symonds, Craig L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014Description: 1 online resource (441 p.).ISBN: 9780199986125.Subject(s): Military planning -- History -- 20th century | Operation Neptune | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Neptune : The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day LandingsDDC classification: 940.5421421 LOC classification: D756.5.N6 -- .S96 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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""Bibliographical Note""; ""Manuscript Sources""; ""Oral Histories""; ""Printed Primary Sources""; ""Books""; ""Unpublished Sources""; ""INDEX""
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
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""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""

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

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