The Battle of the Generals: The Untold Story of the Falaise Pocket-The Campaign That Should Have Won World War II

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W. Morrow, 1993 - History - 288 pages
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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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In the months following the D-Day landings in Normandy, Allied forces fought to dislodge defending German troops from northern France. A huge encirclement at Falaise destroyed the German position but ... Read full review


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Martin Blumenson, one of America's leading military historians, served as staff historian of Patton's Third Army. He is the author of many military histories, including "The Patton Papers", hailed as "remarkable" by "The New York Times.

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