The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944

The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944

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The success of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, depending on thousands of troops carrying out their mission and the seamless coordination of the amphibious landings with paratrooper and glider assaults. The troops not only had to be trained up ready for their own roles, but to work alongside other troops, often coordinating activities and communicating with other troops while in unfamiliar terrain and under fire. This pocket manual brings together excerpts from Allied manuals used in the preparation for D-Day, including amphibious landings and managing beachheads, pathfinder, paratrooper and glider pilot training, and infantry and armoured fighting in the bocage countryside.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 17.78mm | 294.84g
  • United States
  • English
  • 30 black and white photos and diagrams
  • 1612007333
  • 9781612007335
  • 707,281

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... gives a real flavour for what the troops had to do in preparation. * The Armourer 03/06/2019 * For anyone interested in the D-Day operations there is a lot to be discovered here, which all helps highlight the level of detail which went into such a large and complex operation. * Military Model Scene 11/02/2019 * Great value for money, unreservedly recommended. 5/5 * Despatches 29/01/2019 * Certainly the book is one which could be of very useful information to model makers and those researching various aspects of that operation. * Army Rumour Service 28/05/2019 * The subject matter gives some great insight into the doctrine of the time [...] It's also great value for money so I recommend it unreservedly. * Soldier Magazine 07/03/2019 * ... a remarkable glimpse of how the Allies geared up for the largest amphibious invasion ever seen. ... a fascinating window on the preparations made ahead of D-Day. * Britain at War Magazine *
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About Chris McNab

Dr Chris McNab is a writer and editor specialising in military history, with a major research interest in the evolution of modern manoeuvre warfare. He has written or contributed to numerous titles, including Campaigns of World War II, Order of Battle: German Kriegsmarine, Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe, World War II Data Book: The Third Reich, 1933-45 and World War II Data Book: The SS, 1923-45.
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