After D-day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout

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Lynne Rienner, 2000 - History - 295 pages
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In Operation Cobra, six US divisions, during six dramatic days in Normandy, ended the stalemate on the western front, breaking through German defences after seven weeks of gruelling attrition warfare. After D-Day examines the experiences of US soldiers in the July 25-30, 1944, Normandy campaign: their mistakes, hardships and fears, as well as their leadership, courage and determination.

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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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