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Omaha Beach - D-Day, by Joseph Balkoski

Omaha Beach - D-Day, by Joseph Balkoski World War II Disasters American History Famous Historical Events Visual Arts

Looking at the evidence about Omaha Beach, Joseph Balkoski analyzes the events leading up to, and including, the American assault on D-Day's Omaha Beach.

Were Americans prepared to suffer the kinds of losses France and Britain had incurred during World War I (at Verdun and the Somme)?  Were the Americans "tough enough" to battle on?  Sir Harold Alexander, one of Britain's top generals, wasn't sure.  He thought Americans, as soldiers, were:

...mentally and physically rather soft and very green.

This is the story of how America's military men proved Sir Harold wrong.

Thanks to Stackpole Books and Google Books, much of this book is available for online reading.


Media Credits

Book-cover image online, courtesy Stackpole and Google Books.

 

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