Coverart for item
The Resource Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings, Craig L. Symonds

Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings, Craig L. Symonds

Label
Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings
Title
Neptune
Title remainder
the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings
Statement of responsibility
Craig L. Symonds
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along 50 miles of French coastline to battle German forces on the beaches of Normandy. D-Day, as it would come to be known, would eventually lead to the liberation of Western Europe, and was a critical step in the road to victory in World War II. Yet the story begins long before the Higgins landing craft opened their doors and men spilled out onto the beaches to face a storm of German bullets. The invasion, and the victories that followed, would not have been possible without the massive naval operation that led up to it: Neptune. From the moment British forces evacuated the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940, Allied planners began to consider how, when, and where they would re-enter the European continent. Once in the war, the Americans, led by George Marshall, wanted to invade in a year's time. The British were convinced this would be a tragic mistake. Allied forces would be decimated by the Wehrmacht. When Operation Overlord -- the name given to the cross-Channel invasion of Northern France -- was finally planned, it was done so only in concert with the seaborne assault that would bring the men and equipment to the Normandy coast. Symonds traces the central thread of this Olympian event -- involving over five thousand ships and nearly half a million personnel -- from the first talks between British and American officials in the winter of 1941 to the storming of the beaches in the late spring of 1944. He considers Neptune's various components, including the strategic unity, industrial productivity, organizational execution, and cross-cultural exchange on which the Allies depended. Portraits of key American and British figures, from Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Eisenhower to Admiral Ernest J. King and his British counterpart, Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, combine with an intimate look at men up and down the chain of command. Neptune was the pinnacle of Allied organization and cooperation. From the suppressing of the U-boat menace in the Battle of the Atlantic, to the establishing of camps and training facilities near the English coast, to the gearing up of the American industrial machine to produce the ships, tanks, and tools of war that would make an invasion possible, Symonds' riveting narrative uncovers the means by which Neptune was brought to fruition, and presents the first comprehensive account of the greatest naval operation in history"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Symonds, Craig L
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
S96 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operation Neptune
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military planning
Label
Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings, Craig L. Symonds
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107846827
  • 31223107846835
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Germany first -- Arcadia -- "We've got to go to Europe and fight" -- The Mediterranean tar baby -- Casablanca to COSSAC -- Brits and Yanks -- "Some God-dammed things called LSTs" -- SHAEF and ANCXF -- Duck, fox, beaver, tiger -- "A hum throughout the country" -- D-Day : the invasion -- D-Day : the beaches -- D-Day : the crisis -- "The shoreline was just a shambles" -- "A field of ruins."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199986118
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013036647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140603-054
System control number
  • 861207381
  • (OCoLC)861207381
Label
Neptune : the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings, Craig L. Symonds
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107846827
  • 31223107846835
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-410) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Germany first -- Arcadia -- "We've got to go to Europe and fight" -- The Mediterranean tar baby -- Casablanca to COSSAC -- Brits and Yanks -- "Some God-dammed things called LSTs" -- SHAEF and ANCXF -- Duck, fox, beaver, tiger -- "A hum throughout the country" -- D-Day : the invasion -- D-Day : the beaches -- D-Day : the crisis -- "The shoreline was just a shambles" -- "A field of ruins."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199986118
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013036647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140603-054
System control number
  • 861207381
  • (OCoLC)861207381

Library Locations

    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
Processing Feedback ...