Normandiefront [downloadable e-book] : D-Day to Saint-Lo Through German Eyes.
Description: 1 online resource (490 p.)
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2011.
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- ISBN: 9780752472867 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0752472860 (electronic bk.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; One: Rest and Reformation; Two: Little Time for Sleep: A Soldier's Day; Three: The Storm Breaks; Four: Alarm!; Five: Bloody Omaha; Six: Echoes from the Feldwebel; Seven: Without Hindsight; Eight: The Price of Earth; Nine: Greatness Thrust Upon Them; Ten: Different Kinds of Hell; Eleven: A Time for Sleeping and a Time for Fighting; Twelve: Finally, They're Ours!; Thirteen: Beyond Endurance -- The Road to St Lô; Fourteen: Death in the Rubble; Fifteen: Survivors; Sixteen: A Time for Reflection
Appendix one: Uniforms and EquipmentAppendix two: 352. Infanterie-Division Order of Battle; Appendix three: Unit Organisation and Small Arms; Appendix four: Rank Equivalents; Bibliography
In the cold morning of June 6, 1944, thousands of German soldiers are in position from Port en Bessin eastwards past Colleville on the Normandy coast, aware that a massive invasion force is heading straight for them. According to Allied Intelligence, they shouldn't be there. 352 infantry division would ensure the invaders would pay a massive price to take Omaha beach. There were veterans from the Russian front amongst them and they were well trained and equipped. the presence of 352 Division meant that the number of defenders was literally double the number expected - and on the best fort.
Citation: Milano, Vince. "Normandiefront D-Day to Saint-Lo Through German Eyes." New York : The History Press, 2011.