The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach

D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery
Product Number: EB00743586
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629143286
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

The New York Times–bestselling account of the secret history of D-Day "widens and deepens the questions surrounding the Overlord operation" (Kirkus Reviews). The Rangers' mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and move inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge gun battery there, thus protecting the invading fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery that they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-Day, including what was known about Maisy Battery. Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc, The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach presents startling new information that takes the reader into the fray of that fateful operation. Maps, orders, and assault plans have been found in United States, United Kingdom, and German archives, many of which have only recently been declassified. Radio communications of the Rangers as they advanced inland have been found, and Royal Air Force intelligence evaluations of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All these combine to make The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach one of the most up-to-date references on the subject. "This detailed account will be enjoyed by those familiar with the D-Day invasion battles and WWII." —Publishers Weekly "Sets out discoveries of a vast, previously unknown German battery and bunker system." —Kirkus Reviews

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Author(s): Gary Sterne, Don Mann
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 06, 2014

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