Operation Neptune "the D-Day landings and the allied invasion of Europe."

por Symonds, Craig L.

valoración
(0 Comentarios)
Comenta y valora este libro

  • Editorial: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 978-0-19-046253-6
  • Páginas: 419
  • Dimensiones: 0 cm x 21 cm
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Idiomas: Castellano
  • Fecha de la edición: 2016
NOVEDAD!!

pvp.16,00 €

Sin existencias. Plazo de entrega breve


Información detallada:

Resumen del libro

Seventy years ago, more than six thousand Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a fifty-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and especially Omaha, the scene of almost unimaginable human tragedy. The sea of crosses in the cemetery sitting today atop a bluff overlooking the beaches recalls to us its cost. Most accounts of this epic story begin with the landings on the morning of June 6, 1944. In fact, however, D-Day was the culmination of months and years of planning and intense debate. In the dark days after the evacuation of Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, British officials and, soon enough, their American counterparts, began to consider how, and, where, and especially when, they could re-enter the European Continent in force. The Americans, led by U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall, wanted to invade as soon as possible; the British, personified by their redoubtable prime minister, Winston Churchill, were convinced that a premature landing would be disastrous. The often-sharp negotiations between the English-speaking allies led them first to North Africa, then into Sicily, then Italy. Only in the spring of 1943, did the Combined Chiefs of Staff commit themselves to an invasion of northern France. The code name for this invasion was Overlord, but everything that came before, including the landings themselves and the supply system that made it possible for the invaders to stay there, was code-named Neptune. Craig L. Symonds now offers the complete story of this Olympian effort, involving transports, escorts, gunfire support ships, and landing craft of every possible size and function. The obstacles to success were many. In addition to divergent strategic views and cultural frictions, the Anglo-Americans had to overcome German U-boats, Russian impatience, fierce competition for insufficient shipping, training disasters, and a thousand other impediments, including logistical bottlenecks and disinformation schemes. Symonds includes vivid portraits of the key decision-makers, from Franklin Roosevelt and Churchill, to Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, and Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who commanded the naval element of the invasion. Indeed, the critical role of the naval forces-British and American, Coast Guard and Navy-is central throughout. In the end, as Symonds shows in this gripping account of D-Day, success depended mostly on the men themselves: the junior officers and enlisted men who drove the landing craft, cleared the mines, seized the beaches and assailed the bluffs behind them, securing the foothold for the eventual campaign to Berlin, and the end of the most terrible war in human history.

Otros libros de Symonds, Craig L.

  • Symonds, Craig L.

    La Segunda Guerra Mundial en el mar ...

    LA ESFERA DE LOS LIBROS, S.L. (2019)

    El relato de Symonds, que arranca con la Conferencia de Londres de 1930, muestra cómo todos los intentos de limitar el armamento naval acabaron siendo irrelevantes antes de que finalizara aquella década, al tiempo que ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.39,90 €

  • Symonds, Craig L.

    American naval history "a very short introduction"

    Oxford University Press (2018)

    This fast-paced narrative traces the emergence of the United States Navy as a global power from its birth during the American Revolution through to its current superpower status. The story highlights iconic moments of great ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.10,13 €


Otros libros de Historia marítima

  • Redford, Duncan

    Maritime History and Identity "The Sea and ...

    Bloomsbury Professional (2020)

    The sea and its relation to human life has always been a subject of fascination for historians. For the first time, this book looks at the field of Maritime History through the prism of identity, ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.38,00 €

  • García Hurtado, Manuel-Reyes

    Soltando amarras

    Universidade da Coruña (2019)

    valoración

    pvp.20,00 €

  • Domagalski, John J.

    Into the Dark Water: The Story of ...

    Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors (2019)

    Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. However, a full chronicle of PT-109s wartime story has heretofore been lacking. Behind the ...

    valoración

    pvp.25,00 €

  • D'Eon, Geoff

    Bounty the Greatest Sea Story of Them ...

    Formac/Lorimer (2018)

    This is the story of two thrilling generations of Bounty. First, the original eighteenth century British Naval Transport ship, on which the most infamous mutiny in British naval history played out. Pulling together details from ...

    valoración

    pvp.29,00 €

  • Jastrzembski, Frank

    Admiral Albert Hastings Markham. A Victorian Tale ...

    Seaforth Publishing (2019)

    Few men have lived such an extraordinary life as Admiral Albert Hastings Markham. Besides dedicating five decades of his career to the Royal Navy, Markham was a voracious reader, prolific writer, keen naturalist, and daring ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.28,00 €


Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y facilitar la navegación. Si continúa navegando consideramos que acepta su uso.

aceptar más información