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The Resource The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944, Yves Buffetaut with Yoann Marlière ; translation by Hannah McAdams

The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944, Yves Buffetaut with Yoann Marlière ; translation by Hannah McAdams

Label
The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944
Title
The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944
Statement of responsibility
Yves Buffetaut with Yoann Marlière ; translation by Hannah McAdams
Title variation
One Hundred and First Airborne in Normandy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
101st Airborne Division was activated in August 1942 in Louisiana, and its first combat mission was Operation Overlord. On D-Day-June 6, 1944-101st and 82nd Airborne dropped onto the Cotentin peninsula hours before the landings, tasked with capturing bridges and positions, taking out German strongpoints and batteries, and securing the exits from Utah and Omaha Beaches. Things did not initially go smoothly for 101st Airborne, with cloud and antiaircraft fire disrupting the drops, resulting in some units landing scattered over a large area outside their designated drop zones and having to waste time assembling-stymied by lost or damaged radio equipment-or trying to achieve their objectives with severely reduced numbers. Casualties were high in some areas due to heavy pre-registered German fire. Nevertheless, the paratroopers fought on and they did manage to secure the crucial beach exits, even if they only achieved a tenuous hold on some other positions. A few days later, 101st Airborne were tasked with attacking the German-held city of Carentan as part of the consolidation of the US beachheads and establishment of a defensive line against the anticipated German counteroffensive. The 101st forced their way into Carentan on 10 and 11 June. The Germans withdrew the following day, and a counteroffensive was put down by elements of the 2nd Armored Division. This fully illustrated book details the planning of the airborne element of D-Day, and the execution of the plans until the troops were withdrawn to prepare for the next big airborne operation, Market Garden
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
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Buffetaut, Yves
Dewey number
940.542142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.N6
LC item number
B8413 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marlière, Yoann
  • McAdams, Hannah
Series statement
Casemate Illustrated
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944, Yves Buffetaut with Yoann Marlière ; translation by Hannah McAdams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Men. Battles. Weapons"--Cover
  • "Originally published in French as Militaria Hors-Serie No 95, © Histoire & Collections 2015"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223127216076
  • 31223129880812
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Planning and preparation -- Airborne invasion -- "E" is for easy -- The 101st in Carentan
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781612005232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1038067493
Label
The 101st Airborne in Normandy, June 1944, Yves Buffetaut with Yoann Marlière ; translation by Hannah McAdams
Publication
Note
  • "Men. Battles. Weapons"--Cover
  • "Originally published in French as Militaria Hors-Serie No 95, © Histoire & Collections 2015"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223127216076
  • 31223129880812
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Planning and preparation -- Airborne invasion -- "E" is for easy -- The 101st in Carentan
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781612005232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1038067493

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