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Cross Channel Attack

By: Gordon A Harrison (583/35861)
Publisher: BDD Special Editions ISBN: 0792458567

On the morning of June 6, 1944 the largest armada in history, 5,000 ships, arrived off the coast of Normandy and began disembarking 130,00 Allied soldiers. Earlier, 20,000 airbone troops had dropped behind the beaches and were fighting to establish bridgeheads and waiting to be relieved.

Allied soldiers arriving at Utah Beach came ashore to light resistance and quickly began to move inland. On Omaha Beach, hundreds of men were being killed and wounded. The Allied Commanders worried that the elite German Panzer Regiments, being held in the Pas de Calais, would counter attack and throw the invasion back into the sea. As the weather began to turn for the worse, the single most important battle of WW II hung in the balance.

June 2008


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