No Holding Back

Operation Totalize, Normandy, August 1944

Brian A. Reid

On the morning of August 8, 1944, the Canadian Army roared into action in Operation Totalize, a massive armored attack that aimed to break through enemy defenses south of Caen and trap the Germans in Normandy by linking up with Patton's U.S. Third Army. After initial gains, the assault lost momentum and failed to achieve all of its objectives.
Publication date:
August 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
150
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811705844

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£16.95

Overview
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On the morning of August 8, 1944, the Canadian Army roared into action in Operation Totalize, a massive armored attack that aimed to break through enemy defenses south of Caen and trap the Germans in Normandy by linking up with Patton's U.S. Third Army. After initial gains, the assault lost momentum and failed to achieve all of its objectives. Brian A. Reid's landmark account covers the strategic context and planning of this controversial operation, details the actions of the men who fought and bled in this sector of Normandy, and sheds new light on who killed German panzer ace Michael Wittmann.