The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. During the late spring and early summer of 1944 the roads and ports of Southern England were thronged with the troops, vehicles and ships of the invasion force. The greatest armada the world had ever seen had been assembled to transport US 1st Army and British 2nd Army across the narrow strip of the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich. This book reveals the events of this single day on Utah Beach, one of the two US landings.
|Publication date:||18th February 2004|
|Publisher:||Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Battles & campaigns, European history, Second World War, History of the Americas,|
Mark Henry is a lifelong student of military history and an experienced re-enactor of many periods. He served in the US Army as a signals officer from 1981-90, in Germany, Texas and Korea He holds a BA degree in history and is currently working for his Master's. He has previously written Men-at-Arms 342 and 347 on the US Army in World War II. Ramiro Bujeiro, previously the illustrator of Osprey's Warrior 23, 'US Marine in Vietnam', is an experienced commercial artist who lives and works in his native city of Buenas Aires, Argentina. His professional background includes many commissions as a figure illustrator ...More About Steven Zaloga