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Objective Saint-Lô: 7 June 1944 – 18 July 1944

By Georges Bernage
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | MILITARY
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Comments: Hardcover, 256 pages, black-and-white photos

ISBN:
978-1-4738-5760-5

Price:
$39.95

Publisher:
Pen & Sword


From the publisher:
A day-by-day account of the 42 days of fighting from Omaha Beach to Saint-Lô. Follow Lt. Allsup from the beaches at Hill 108 (the “bloody hill”), where he was injured, and Lt. Jones, who was among the first to enter Saint-Lô, a town that became the graveyard of hundreds of Normans when it was destroyed by bombs.

On the opposing side, discover the fate of the fearsome “green devil” paratroopers of Gen. Schimpf and follow in the footsteps of paratroopers Erwin Schmieger and Rudi Frühbeisser as they defend their armed camp, ensuring that every hedge will only be taken at the highest price.

Objective Saint-Lô takes the reader along the little or unknown routes from the horrors of Omaha Beach to Trévières, La Cambe, Isigny, through the Aure Valley to Hill 108 (“Purple Heart Hill”) and Hills 192 and 122. In addition to providing firsthand accounts, the book acts as a field guide with maps and “then and now” photographs.


FSM says:
In-depth account of the breakout from D-Day in Operation Cobra: Ample photos and illustrations provide valuable modeling information on uniforms and equipment as well as geography in the Normandy campaign.

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