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Operation Cobra 1944 : breakout from Normandy

Author: Steve Zaloga
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2004.
Series: Praeger illustrated military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most decisive periods of World War II was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July, General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline and began a spectacular advance. As Patton's Third Army poured into  Read more...
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Title: Operation Cobra 1944 : breakout from Normandy /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Zaloga
ISBN: 0275982637; 9780275982638
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Osprey, 2001.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 94) and index.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Opposing Commanders -- Opposing Forces -- Opposing Plans -- Operation Cobra.
Responsibility: Steven J. Zaloga.
Year: ©2004.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2003063212; National Library: 006928177
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: D761; Dewey No.: 940.54/214
Series: Praeger illustrated military history series; Variation: Praeger illustrated military history series.
OCLC No.: 53276518

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"One of the most decisive periods of World War II was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July, General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline and began a spectacular advance. As Patton's Third Army poured into Brittany and raced south to the Loire, the German army was threatened with encirclement. By the end of August, German forces in Normandy were utterly destroyed and the remaining German units in central and southern France were in headlong retreat to the German frontier. In this book Steven J. Zaloga explains how the breakout from Normandy came about."--Jacket.
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