The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo

Jr. Johns

This classic of military history tells the exciting story of the fall of St. Lô, the first major objective of the invading American armies in Normandy in June 1944. The author recalls how he led his battalion, dubbed "The Indestructible Clay Pigeons," through a month of daunting combat.
Publication date:
December 2015
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Contributor(s) :
Joseph Balkoski
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811717823

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£14.95

Overview
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• This classic of military history tells the exciting story of the fall of St. Lô, the first major objective of the invading American armies in Normandy in June of 1944. Although St. Lô was intended to be taken within days of the landing, stubborn German resistance postponed the town's fall until July 18. The author describes the bloody action that took place in the thirty days in between as he led his battalion dubbed "The Indestructible Clay Pigeons" through the daunting combat.

This classic of military history tells the exciting story of the fall of St. Lô, the first major objective of the invading American armies in Normandy in June of 1944. Although St. Lô was intended to be taken within days of the landing, stubborn German resistance postponed the town's fall until July 18. The author describes the bloody action that took place in the thirty days in between as he led his battalion, dubbed "The Indestructible Clay Pigeons."