Retreat to the Reich

The German Defeat in France, 1944

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

The Allied landings on D-Day, June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the German defeat in the West in World War II.
Publication date:
March 2007
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
127
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811733847

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£11.95

Overview
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The Allied landings on D-Day, June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the German defeat in the West in World War II. From the experiences of soldiers in the field to decision-making at high command, military historian Samuel Mitcham vividly recaptures the desperation of the Wehrmacht as it collapsed amidst the brutal hedgerow fighting in Normandy, losing its four-year grip on France as it was forced to retreat back to the German border. While German forces managed to temporarily halt the Allied juggernaut there, this brief success only delayed the fate that had been sealed with the defeat in France.