After D-day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout

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Lynne Rienner, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 295 pages
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After the D-Day landing in Normandy, Allied forces were stopped cold by German resistance. Finally, US troops smashed through the German wall of fire and opened the road to Berlin. Carafano demonstrates that what carried the battle was effective leadership by field grade and junior officers as well as sergeants and privates, who seized initiative and took decisive action to exploit sudden battlefield opportunities. Combat narratives are illuminated by eyewitness reports. Carafano has held a variety of positions with the US Army. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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JAMES JAY CARAFANO is a fellow at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He has served as an Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy, a military historian at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, and Director of Military Studies at the Army's Center of Military History. He has been a Fleet Professor at the U.S. Naval War College, a visiting professor at the National Defense University and Georgetown University, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Before retiring as an Army Lt. Colonel, he served as Executive Editor of Joint Force Quarterly, the Defense Department's premiere professional military journal. Dr. Carafano has written Waltzing into the Cold War: The Struggle for Occupied Austria and After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout, a Military Book Club selection.

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