Operation Dragoon 1944

France’s other D-Day

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Operation Dragoon 1944

France’s other D-Day

Description

Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, was one of the most controversial operations of 1944, leading to a deep divide between United States and British planners. The US objective was to threaten the rear of the German armies occupying France by a landing on the eastern French coast and to push rapidly northward towards Lorraine to meet up with Allied forces bursting out of Normandy. Popular Osprey author Steve Zaloga tells the story of this ultimately successful operation, from the derisive debates between the Allied commanders to the men who hit the beaches and charged ashore to help liberate occupied France.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472800213
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 36 b/w; 50 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 210
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

John White

John White was born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, i…

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