Operation Dragoon: the Allied liberation of the south of France : 1944

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Publisher:
Pegasus Books,
Pub. Date:
2019.
Edition:
First Pegasus Books edition.
Language:
English
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A dramatic and expertly rendered narrative of the Allied liberationof the South of France during Operation Dragoon in 1944.

Operation Dragoon is the story of the Allied invasion of the South of France on August 15, 1944. It was, in effect, the second D-Day, launched two months after "Overlord," the Allied invasion of Normandy. As such, it has often been overshadowed by its predecessor, but it significance cannot be underestimated.

"Dragoon" was a largely American-French operation in which the British, who had argued for action in northern Italy, played a smaller role. After nearly five years of conflict, British war stamina had been severely sapped. In contrast, the French, who had been excluded from the overall planning of D-Day, played an important role in Dragoon, supplying the majority of the ground troops in a campaign which began on the beaches of the Riviera and ended in the cool, clear air of the Alpes Maritimes, the sacred ground of France.

Operation Dragoon provides for the first time a complete overview of the liberation of the South of France--from strategic decisions made from the Allied and German high commands to the intelligence war waged by Allied code-breakers; from the German defeat of French resistance forces on the Vergers to the exploits of individual OSS agents on the ground as they strove to keep pace with a fast-moving battlefield. This is the story of the Allies inflicting on the Germany Army a Blitzkrieg-style defeat, expunging the lingering memories of the catastrophe of 1940.

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subject_facet Operation Dragoon, 1944, Provence (France) -- History, Military -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Provence
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