The Devil's Garden

Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day

Steven J. Zaloga

The severe casualties suffered by American forces on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, have led to the nickname "Bloody Omaha.
Publication date:
December 2013
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
240
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780811712286

Dimensions : 254 X 203 mm
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£22.95

Overview
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• As D-Day's seventieth anniversary approaches, this book provides an essential insight into German defences on Omaha beach

The severe casualties suffered by American forces on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, have led to the nickname "Bloody Omaha." Why were the casualties so high on Omaha Beach compared to the other four Allied beaches? In his latest book, acclaimed military historian Steven Zaloga attempts to answer that question by focusing on the German side of this important World War II battle. The nature of German defences at Omaha explains much of why casualties were so heavy there -- and those defences can be traced back largely to the efforts of Erwin Rommel, the famed "Desert Fox.” In addition to telling the story of Rommel's role in shaping the German defences confronted by the Allies on D-Day, Zaloga also explores neglected aspects of the battle, such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the carrier pigeons sent from the French Resistance to British intelligence. This book also serves as a visual record of German defences on Omaha Beach, covering the fortifications and weapons placed in this sector. Zaloga's well-supported conclusions are sure to spark debate, and his book is essential reading as D-Day's seventieth anniversary approaches.