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Operation Cobra

Author: Christopher Pugsley
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2004.
Series: Battle zone Normandy, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Operation Cobra, launched at the end of July 1944, was designed to open a decisive gap in the German defenses facing the American forces in Normandy. General Omar Bradley, commanding the First US Army, decided to use aerial saturation bombing to destroy the German defenses and create a breach. An initial attempt on July 24th proved disastrous, as the bombers dropped some of their payload on the American front lines,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Pugsley
ISBN: 0750930152 9780750930154
OCLC Number: 58556095
Description: 188 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background to Cobra --
The German forces --
First US Army --
Cobra begins --
The break-out --
The drive on Acranches --
The Mortain counter-attack --
Tour A : The bombardment on break-in --
The break-out : St-Gilles to Coutances --
Avrances : the door to Brittany --
Mortain attack : the Northern thrust --
Mortain attack : the Southern thrust.
Series Title: Battle zone Normandy, 12.
Responsibility: Christopher Pugsley.


This key title in the acclaimed Battle Zone Normandy series takes the reader back to the massive aerial bombardment of the German defenders which launched Operation Cobra.  Read more...
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