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Omaha Beach

Author : Theodore Shuey
ISBN : 2840483718
Genre : History
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Finally, a field guide to this iconic and tragic beach. No one better than General Shuey could have written this work. A young officer when he served under the command of Omaha Beach veterans, including General Cota, he went on to command the famous 116th Infantry Regiment before taking command of the entire 29th Division at the end of his career. Sector by sector (with complete maps), he records the operations, relying upon the testimonies of veterans, as well as studying the battles from a military perspective, in relation to the role played by the German posts. Omaha Beach is an essential complement to Georges Bernage's Omaha Beach. REVIEWS It is an indispensable complement to Omaha Beach by Georges Bernage, a history of the landing also published by Heimdal ...Highly recommended, if you plan on visiting the site you won't want to be without it Aviation News
Category: History

Geology And Warfare

Author : Edward P. F. Rose
ISBN : 1862390657
Genre : Science
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Records lessons learnt from miltary experience in World War I and II. It also contains perspectives from America which show how, in warfare, military geologists irrespective of nationality have pursued tactical and strategic terrain analysis, fortifications and tunnelling, and resource acquisition, defence installations, and field constructions and logistics. It shows how in peace-time military geologists train for wartime operations and may be involved in peace-keeping and nation-building deployments.
Category: Science

Omaha Beach

Author : Adrian R. Lewis
ISBN : 0807854697
Genre : History
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Reanalyzing military records and battle plans of the Normandy invasion, Lewis traces the evolution of combined operations (more than one nation) and joint operations (more than one service), as well as tactical doctrines from the inter-war period to 1944 to explain how the plan for swift victory at Omaha Beach went terribly wrong and turned into the bloodiest of the Allied invasions.
Category: History

Omaha Beach

Author : Joseph Balkoski
ISBN : 9780811741194
Genre : History
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Balkoski's depiction of 'Bloody Omaha' is the literary accompaniment to the white-knuckle Omaha Beach scene that opens Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. -- John Hillen, New York Post
Category: History

Objective Saint L

Author : Georges Bernage
ISBN : 9781473858572
Genre : History
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“A collection of eyewitness accounts of the heavy fighting that took place in this part of France after the Omaha landings . . . excellent and gripping.”—FSAddon This book provides a day-by-day account of the forty-two days of fighting from Omaha Beach to Saint-Lô. Follow Lt. Allsup from the beaches at Hill 108 (the “bloody hill”), where he was injured, and Lt. Jones, who was among the first to enter Saint-Lô; a town destroyed by bombs, which was to become the graveyard of hundreds of Normans. On the opposing side, discover the fate of the fearsome “green devil” paratroopers of General Schimpf and follow in the footsteps of paratroopers Erwin Schmieger and Rudi Frühbeisser, as they defend their armed camp, ensuring that every hedge will only be taken at the highest price. Objective Saint-Lô takes the reader along the little or unknown routes from the horrors of Omaha Beach to Trvires, La Cambe, Isigny, through the Aure valley to Hill 108, (“Purple Heart Hill”) and Hills 192 and 122. As well as authentic eyewitness testimony, the book also acts as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs. “Lavishly illustrated with sketch maps, then and now images and numerous personal accounts from US and German sources, this is an excellent campaign overview, ideal for tour planning.”—Guild of Battlefield Guides “An exciting story with insights from those who were there and an amazing collection of photographs, drawing and maps—Highly Recommended.”—Firetrench
Category: History

The Field Guide To Elvis Shrines

Author : Bill Yenne
ISBN : 0867195916
Genre : Music
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The definitive guide to hundreds of places where Elvis lived, played, performed, recorded, made movies, attended church, ate, drank, or swivelled his hips. It features every home Elvis ever owned or lived in, from Bel Air to Memphis; every concert hall, auditorium, or other site where he performed, in over 30 states in America. It also features walking and driving tours of Memphis, Tupelo, Las Vegas, Hollywood and more, along with engaging and colourful explanations of the historical significance of the sites.
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Bloody Beaches

Author : Martin W. Bowman
ISBN : 9781473826793
Genre : History
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This fourth volume of a comprehensive five part work on D-Day covers every aspect of aerial operations on and behind the beaches at 'Omaha' and 'Utah' beaches on 6 June 1944. It might be imagined that the passing years would blunt the outlines of the experience but the D-Day veterans do not forget. Their accounts convey the chaos, terror and hysteria as the first salvos of German fire clanged off the landing craft, in language that is all the more powerful for its terseness and simplicity.The landings at 'Omaha' which were vital to connect the US troops at 'Utah' Beach with the British and Canadian beaches to the east were an unmitigated disaster with an estimated 3,000 killed, wounded and missing. The highest number of casualties of all the beaches, they were the greatest American losses in one battle since the Battle of Antietam Creek in the American Civil War in September 1862. The situation on the beach was chaotic as troops were pinned down by enemy fire and had to take cover behind mined beach defenses. As things progressed, it was an accumulation of individual acts of self-sacrifice and gallantry which opened up an exit and a seaborne bombardment by the task force saw tenuous footholds finally gained by early afternoon. In stark contrast to Omaha, an almost textbook landing was made at Utah; the air bombardment was effective and a strong current actually landed the 4th Infantry Division 2,000 yards south of their intended target where the beach was less heavily defended. This account analyses each aspect of the aerial operation, noting how events on the ground and in the sea impacted upon pilots endeavors in the skies. Evocative images supplement the text effectively to create a real sense of what it was like for the pilots of D-Day, the individuals who made such a contribution to the Allied war effort in the Second World War.
Category: History

Smithsonian S Great Battles Battlefields Of The Civil War

Author : Jay Wertz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019329767
Genre : Travel
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Drawn from the resources of the Smithsonian Institution and based on the television and videotape series of the same name, an illustrated, authoritative travel and history guide traces and explains every recorded Civil War battle and battlefield. BOMC History.
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ISBN : UIUC:30112088122087
Genre : Insurance
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Landing On The Edge Of Eternity Twenty Four Hours At Omaha Beach

Author : Robert Kershaw
ISBN : 9781681779317
Genre : History
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A visceral and momentous narrative of the first twenty-four hours of D-Day on Omaha Beach: the most dramatic Allied landing of World War II. Before World War II, Normandy’s Plage d’Or coast was best known for its sleepy villages and holiday destinations. Early in 1944, German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took one look at the gentle, sloping sands and announced "They will come here!” He was referring to "Omaha Beach”—the prime American D-Day landing site. The beach was subsequently transformed into three miles of lethal, bunker-protected arcs of fire, with seaside chalets converted into concrete strongpoints, fringed by layers of barbed wire and mines. The Germans called it “the Devil's Garden." When Company A of the US 116th Regiment landed on Omaha Beach in D-Day’s first wave on 6th June 1944, it lost 96% of its effective strength. Sixteen teams of US engineers arriving in the second wave were unable to blow the beach obstacles, as first wave survivors were still sheltering behind them. This was the beginning of the historic day that Landing on the Edge of Eternity narrates hour by hour—rom midnight to midnight—tracking German and American soldiers fighting across the beachhead. Mustered on their troop transport decks at 2am, the American infantry departed in landing craft at 5am. Skimming across high waves, deafened by immense broadsides from supporting battleships and weak from seasickness, they caught sight of land at 6.15. Eleven minutes later, the assault was floundering under intense German fire. Two and a half hours in, General Bradley, commanding the landings aboard USS Augusta, had to decide if to proceed or evacuate. On June 6th there were well over 2,400 casualties on Omaha Beach – easily D-Day’s highest death toll. The Wehrmacht thought they had bludgeoned the Americans into bloody submission, yet by mid-afternoon, the American troops were ashore. Why were the casualties so grim, and how could the Germans have failed? Juxtaposing the American experience—pinned down, swamped by a rising tide, facing young Wehrmacht soldiers fighting desperately for their lives, Kershaw draws on eyewitness accounts, memories, letters, and post-combat reports to expose the true horrors of Omaha Beach. These are stories of humanity, resilience, and dark humor; of comradeship and a gritty patriotism holding beleaguered men together. Landing on the Edge of Eternity is a dramatic historical ride through an amphibious landing that looked as though it might never succeed.
Category: History