From Beachhead to Brittany

From Beachhead to Brittany

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In this highly anticipated sequel to his acclaimed Beyond the Beachhead, World War II historian Joseph Balkoski follows the U.S. 29th Infantry Division out of Normandy and into Brittany in the northwest corner of France, where the division was tasked with seizing the port of Brest. The Germans, including elite paratroopers, fought fiercely for every inch of ground and inflicted heavy casualties on the Americans during bloody house-to-house fighting. By the time the German defenders surrendered, the Allies had taken other ports, thus rendering Brest nearly useless and casting controversy on the decision to capture it in the first place. Balkoski tells the story of the battle, from the generals who ordered the attack to the infantrymen who slogged through the streets of Brest.121st Action Report, important operation and prepare pack and pole charges, 29ID, 121st Engineer AAR, Aug.a€“Sept. 1944. British tanker, drive and enthusiasm , Bailey, Playboys, p. 50. Bailey Bridges, details, FM 101-10 Staff Officersa#39; Fieldanbsp;...

Title:From Beachhead to Brittany
Author:Joseph Balkoski
Publisher:Stackpole Books - 2008-02-25


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