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The Invasion of France and the Lodgment in Normandy, 2 June-24 July 1944

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the details in the war diary of Gen. Courtney Hodges, which provide for mounting the invasion of France and establishing the Beachhead, covering the period June 2–June 10, ... More


The Initial Situation in Northern France

Joachim Ludewig

in Rückzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813140797
eISBN:
9780813141305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140797.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 5 outlines the efforts taken by the Germans to retain a force along the Channel coast. In late July, Hitler dismissed the option of establishing a defense along a rearward line as completely ... More


Normandy Stalemate

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

When Ernie Pyle arrived on Omaha beach on June 7 he found that his colleagues had survived, but the danger was far from over. After American forces fought fierce battles to seize the western coast of ... More


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