Omaha Beach Field Guide

Théodor Shuey

A terrain guide to one of the most crucial D-Day beaches
Publication date:
October 2014
Publisher :
Heimdal
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9782840483717

Dimensions : 215 X 305 cm
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£24.00
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Overview
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Finally, a terrain guide for this tragic, iconic beach. General Shuey, the author, was close to the action. As a young officer, he served under the orders of veterans of Omaha beach, like General Cota, and he commanded the celebrated 116th Infantry Regiment before taking command of all of the 29th Division at the end of his career. Section by section, with complete and detailed maps, he retraces the operations, putting emphasis on accounts from veterans, and he studies these engagements as they compare to the original military plans, and as regards the role played by the German positions. An indispensable complement to Omaha Beach by Georges Bernage.

REVIEWS

This book provides the long-awaited terrain guide for this tragic, iconic beach, the landing site that witnesses the heaviest fighting and greatest loss of life on D-Day. Brigadier General Shuey, the author, was close to the action.Section by section, with complete and detailed maps, he retraces the operations, putting emphasis on accounts from veterans, and he studies these engagements as they compare to the original military plans, and as regards the role played by the German positions. It is an indispensable complement to the Omaha Beach by Gerorges Bernage, a history of the landing also published by Heimdal. Its 80 pages are superbly illustrated with archival photos, photos of equipment used on the day, maps and illustrations. Highly recommended, if you plan on visiting the site you won't want to be without it.
Military Modelcraft International

The first field guide to the iconic and tragic Omaha Beach. The author, Brigadier General Theodore G. Shuey served under the command of Omaha Beach veterans, including General Cota. Sector by sector (with complete maps), he records the operations, relying upon the testimonies of veterans, as well as studying the battles from a military perspective, in relation to the role played by the German posts.The book is highly illustrated, with photos from 1944 alongside modern colour photographs of the locations as they are today. This is also supplemented with photos of material and equipment used at the time, some of which has been found in Normandy in recent years. If you are considering visiting Omaha Beach, this book would be a good guide.
Recollections of World War II

This is probably the best field guide to a battlefield I have come across. The quality of the illustrations is excellent and the text flows with great fluency and is lit by the many quotations from survivors gathered over many years by the author whose research is impressive.
Fortress Study Group