Operation Dragoon

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Author(s): Robin Cross
Original Publish Date: Mar 05, 2019
Product Number: EB00813014
Released: Mar 11, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781643131023
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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Description

Forgotten Victory is the story of "Operation Dragoon," the Allied invasion of the South of France on August 15, 1944. It was, in effect, the second D-Day, launched two months after "Overlord," the Allied invasion of Normandy. As such, it has often been overshadowed by its predecessor, but it significance cannot be underestimated. Forgotten Victory provides for the first time a complete overview of the liberation of the South of France—from strategic decisions made from the Allied and German high commands to the intelligence war waged by Allied code-breakers; from the German defeat of French resistance forces on the Vergers to the exploits of individual OSS agents on the ground as they strove to keep pace with a fast-moving battlefield. This is the story of the Allies inflicting on the Germany Army a Blitzkrieg-style defeat, expunging the lingering memories of the catastrophe of 1940.