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Normandy, 1944 Allied Landings and Breakout by Stephen Badsey

Normandy, 1944 Allied Landings and Breakout

Part of the Osprey Military Campaign S. Series


Normandy, 1944 Allied Landings and Breakout by Stephen Badsey

Osprey's Campaign title for the Normandy campaign of World War II (1939-1945). D-Day, 6 June 1944, saw the largest amphibious landing operation in history. From ports and harbours on the southern coast of England, an armada of troopships and landing craft launched the Allied return to mainland Europe. Stephen Badsey provides a concise account of the Normandy campaign, from the fiercely contested landings, to the struggle to capture Caen, the 'Cobra' offensive and the dramatic pursuit of the Germans to the River Seine. This was the crucial campaign of the Western theatre: after the Battle of Normandy the only question was how soon the war would end, not who would win it.

About the Author

Stephen Badsey is a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst who is highly respected in his field. He has written about subjects as diverse as Hitler, war correspondents in the Crimea and modern fighter aircraft. His expert knowledge and passion for his subject are clearly demonstrated in this fascinating look at the failed attack at Arnhem.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th January 1990


Stephen Badsey

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Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


96 pages


War & defence operations
European history
Second World War



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