Allied Landings and Breakout
By (author) Stephen Badsey
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Normandy, 1944 by Stephen Badsey
Book DescriptionOsprey's Campaign title for the Normandy campaign of World War II (1939-1945). D-Day, 6 June 1944, saw the largest amphibious landing operation in history. From ports and harbours on the southern coast of England, an armada of troopships and landing craft launched the Allied return to mainland Europe. Stephen Badsey provides a concise account of the Normandy campaign, from the fiercely contested landings, to the struggle to capture Caen, the 'Cobra' offensive and the dramatic pursuit of the Germans to the River Seine. This was the crucial campaign of the Western theatre: after the Battle of Normandy the only question was how soon the war would end, not who would win it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850459210
(250mm x 185mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Badsey
British Army in Battle and Its Image, 1914-18, Paperback (October 2011)
A detailed analysis of the strategy undertaken by the British Army during WWI.
D-Day: Omaha Beach, Hardback (February 2011)
Infantry Divisions led the assault on Omaha Beach, the most strongly defended of the all invasion beaches. Supporting Allied bombers had mostly missed their targets, the offshore naval bombardment was hampered by poor visibility, and many elements of the first assault waves were swamped or sank, including amphibious tanks.
British Army in Battle and Its Image 1914-18, Hardback (June 2009)
Just as the battles of the First World War raged, so does the debate among historians about the rights, wrongs, judgements and misjudgements by those key players in the War on both sides. This book examines the strategic issues. It presents an analysis of the strategy undertaken by the British Army during WWI.
Doctrine and Reform in the British Cavalry 1880-1918, Hardback (July 2008)» View all books by Stephen Badsey
Shows how, despite serious attempts to 'learn from history', both European-style wars and colonial wars produced ambiguous or disputed evidence as to the future of cavalry. This book offers a case-study of how in reality a practical military doctrine was developed and modified according to circumstances.
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Author Biography - Stephen Badsey
Stephen Badsey is a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst who is highly respected in his field. He has written about subjects as diverse as Hitler, war correspondents in the Crimea and modern fighter aircraft. His expert knowledge and passion for his subject are clearly demonstrated in this fascinating look at the failed attack at Arnhem.
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