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Normandy Bridgehead: What Happened After the Beaches of Normandy Were Taken

H. Essame

The epic story of what happened after the beaches had been stormed during D-Day.

An essential history of the Normandy Campaign, perfect for readers of Max Hastings, Cornelius Ryan, and Stephen E. Ambrose.

D-Day was the greatest successful amphibious assault in history, but what happened after the Allied troops had landed in France? How did Hitler and his Nazi forces respond in the days following this devastating attack?

Major-General H. Essame, who commanded an infantry brigade during the battle of Normandy, provides the preeminent account of Operation Overlord after the beachhead had been secured.

Essame demonstrates how Montgomery, as Commander in Chief of Ground Forces, was able to overcome numerous obstacles and outsmart Hitler, Rundstedt, Rommel, and Kluge, whose armies were left reeling from the Allied onslaught.

The actions of Bradley and his American armies pouring through the breach after D-Day, as well as the British and Canadian forces who had to fight viciously through the bocage, are covered in vivid detail.

Normandy Bridgehead is a unique historical work, coming not only from a man who led troops into the battle but also a renowned military historian who draws information from a wide array of sources to give a thorough overview of the campaign. Discover the strategic brilliance along with personal heroism and sacrifice that was required to ensure that what had been gained on the beaches of Normandy would not be lost by the Allies.

'the comments and opinions about people and events which [Essame] disperses through his text carry the authority of a fighting soldier of unparalleled experience among military commentators.' David Mason

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sapere Books
  • Publish Date: May 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.36in - 0.52lb
  • EAN: 9780854951673
  • Categories: Wars & Conflicts - World War II - General

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