The Battle of the Generals: The Untold Story of the Falaise Pocket-The Campaign That Should Have Won World War II
In the weeks after D-Day, the Allies hoped to deliver the fatal blow to the retreating German army, entrapping them in the narrow Normandy neck of Falaise. This well-documented narrative tells of the tactical indecision and operational carelessness which extended the war by eight months. Photos. Maps.
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The Allied Commanders
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