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The Resource Divided on D-Day : how conflicts and rivalries jeopardized the Allied victory at Normandy, Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay

Divided on D-Day : how conflicts and rivalries jeopardized the Allied victory at Normandy, Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay

Label
Divided on D-Day : how conflicts and rivalries jeopardized the Allied victory at Normandy
Title
Divided on D-Day
Title remainder
how conflicts and rivalries jeopardized the Allied victory at Normandy
Statement of responsibility
Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In anticipation of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normany invasion- the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos, national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD operation and its aftermath. Two historians, one American and one British, show how bad decisions and lack of cooperation lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. ... Among the questions addressed: What caused the two-month delay for the Allied breakout from the Normandy beachhead? Why did the bulk of the German army escape from the Falaise Pocket? Who stopped Patton's August 1944 advance intyo Germany? Why did it take so long to open the Port of Antwerp, needed for securing the required supplies for the Allied advance into Germany? The evidence presented ... makes it clear that the problems raised by these questions and many other difficulties could have been avoided if the Allied commanders had been less contentious
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gordon, Edward E
Dewey number
940.54/2142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
G68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1933-
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Ramsay, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allied Forces
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Overlord
  • Combined operations (Military science)
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Normandy (France)
Label
Divided on D-Day : how conflicts and rivalries jeopardized the Allied victory at Normandy, Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage -- First shots -- Who will command OVERLORD? -- The OVERLORD gamble -- Cracks in Fortress Europe -- The 'longest day' comes up short -- Who is in control? -- Breakout blues -- Patton unleashed -- Falaise follies -- The lost victory -- The Antwerp/MARKET GARDEN fiascos -- Crisis in command
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
429 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633883192
Lccn
2017010411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027484960
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn969376855
  • (OCoLC)969376855
Label
Divided on D-Day : how conflicts and rivalries jeopardized the Allied victory at Normandy, Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage -- First shots -- Who will command OVERLORD? -- The OVERLORD gamble -- Cracks in Fortress Europe -- The 'longest day' comes up short -- Who is in control? -- Breakout blues -- Patton unleashed -- Falaise follies -- The lost victory -- The Antwerp/MARKET GARDEN fiascos -- Crisis in command
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
429 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633883192
Lccn
2017010411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027484960
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn969376855
  • (OCoLC)969376855

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