(No ratings yet)

ISBN-10 1472827376
ISBN-13 9781472827371
Publication Date 2018-04-17 00:00:00

This book has been found by 1 other people


Related Textbooks


Brittany 1944: Hitler’s Final Defenses in France (Campaign)

Steven J. Zaloga

Vendor Condition Stock Price Binding Availability
Amazon New -1 $-0.01 --
Amazon Used -1 $-0.01 --
Amazon New -1 $-0.01 --
Amazon Used -1 $-0.01 --
Vendor Type Number Of Pages Price View Availability
Vendor Type Number Of Pages Price View Availability
Sell my copy of this book to Amazon and get this much trade in value
Rent a copy of this book from Amazon
This book is primarily used in: (0 votes)

Nobody else has voted, be the first!

Product Description

One of the prime objectives for the Allies following the D-Day landings was the capture of sufficient ports to supply their armies. The original Overlord plans assumed that ports along the Breton coast would be essential to expansion of the Normandy beach-head. This included the major ports at Brest and on Quiberon Bay.

The newly arrived Third US Army (TUSA) under Lt. Gen. George S. Patton was delegated to take on the Brittany mission. In one of the most rapid mechanized advances of the war, TUSA had the ports of Avranches and Quiberon encircled by the second week of August 1944.

But changing priorities meant that most of TUSA was redeployed, meaning only a single corps was left to take the Breton port cities. The fight would drag into 1945, long after German field armies had been driven from France. Using full color maps and artwork as well as contemporary accounts and photographs, Brittany 1944 is the fascinating story of the siege of Germany's last bastions on the French Atlantic coast.

Amazon Reviews