Beyond the Beachhead

The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy

Joseph Balkoski, John McManus

Expanded edition with a new chapter on the final battles of the Normandy campaign.
Publication date:
August 2019
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
36
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811738446

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Expanded edition with a new chapter on the final battles of the Normandy campaign.

By 1945, the US Army had sixty-eight infantry divisions, forty-two of which fought in the great campaign in northwest Europe that began with the amphibious landings on D-Day and ended eleven months later with Germany's surrender. Beyond the Beachhead examines the experience of one infantry division-the 29th-during forty-five days of combat from Omaha Beach on D-Day to the liberation of St. Lô. Using interviews, official records, and unit histories and supplementing his narrative with meticulously detailed maps, Balkoski follows the 29th from the bloody landings at Omaha through the hedgerows of Normandy, illustrating the brutal realities of life on the front line.