OMAHA BEACH, D-Day, June 6, 1944. by Joseph Balkoski.
Omaha Beach saw the greatest drama and loss of life on D-Day and was critically important to subsequent Allied total victory in World War II. In this gripping new book, historian Joseph Balkoski tells the story of June 6, 1944, when largely untested American troops assaulted the German army's Atlantic wall.
29th Infantry Divsion, 1st Infantry Division, 16th Regimentat Combat Team, 115th Regimentat Combat Team, 116th Regimentat Combat Team, First Army, Rangers, 741st Tank, 743rd Tank, and all other participating units.
Equal parts oral history and meticulous reconstruction, including the invasion's diplomatic and strategic context, Omaha Beach is the closest the modern reader can get to experiencing the Normandy landings firsthand. A fitting tribute to the veterans as well as an engaging narrative, it promises to become a classic on one of America's, and indeed, the world's, most important days in history. //
A brilliantly researched and engagingly written comprehensive history of this momentous battle which includes many never before published first-person accounts by the men who were there, many given within days of the invasion! //
Features a series of detailed maps allowing the reader unparalleled insight into the minute-by-minute combat on Omaha Beach. //
Comprehensive lists of all Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross winners at Omaha Beach as well as: the Order of Battle, casualty list for the first twenty-four hours, organization of a 30-man assault boat, weapons & equipment
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