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RAID 1: RANGERS LEAD THE WAY. POINTE-DU-HOC, D-DAY 1944
Author: Zaloga, S.J.

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Osprey Publishing 2009 Paperback 248mm x 184mm 64 pages colour artwork, b/w photos, maps.

RAID 1: RANGERS LEAD THE WAY. POINTE-DU-HOC, D-DAY 1944

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In the early hours of D-Day 1944 a group from the US Army 2nd Rangers Battalion were sent on one of the legendary raids of World War II. The mission was to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach and assault the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc. It was thought that only a raid could ensure that the guns would remain silent during the D-Day landings. But allied intelligence was wrong.After climbing the cliffs under aggressive German fire and securing the battery site the Rangers discovered that the guns themselves were no longer there. It was only due to the heroic actions of the Rangers involved that the guns were located in firing positions facing Utah beach and destroyed before they could be used. In the first of a brand new series for Osprey this act of audacious daring is brought to life complete with illustrated artwork maps and rare German accounts. Taking a more critical look at the story Steven Zaloga analyses every detail from the intelligence failings to the boldness of the Rangers’ in the face of such odds.

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Author Zaloga, S.J.
Publisher Osprey Publishing
ISBN 9781846033940
Date of Publication 2009
Edition N/A
Binding Paperback
Book Size 248mm x 184mm
Number of pages 64
Images colour artwork, b/w photos, maps
Language English Text
SKU MBN10165

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