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Landing on the edge of eternity : twenty-four hours at Omaha beach / Robert Kershaw.

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    Early in 1944, German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took one look at the gentle, sloping sands of Normandy's Plage d'Or coast and announced "They will come here!" This was "Omaha Beach," the prime American D-Day landing site. The beach was transformed into three miles of lethal, bunker-protected arcs of fire, with seaside chalets converted into concrete strongpoints, fringed by layers of barbed wire and mines. When Company A of the US 116th Regiment landed on Omaha Beach in D-Day's first wave on 6th June 1944, it lost 96% of its effective strength. Kershaw narrates the actions of this historic day, from midnight to midnight, tracking German and American soldiers fighting across the beachhead--adapted from jacket.
    Format
    Online resource
    Author/Creator
    Kershaw, Robert J., 1950- author.
    Published
    New York, New York : Pegasus Books Limited, [2018]
    ©2018
    Locale
    France
    Normandy
    Edition
    First Pegasus books edition
    Contents
    Introduction
    Prologue: 1:00 a.m. June 6, 1944
    The far shore: 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
    Force "O": midnight to 3:30 a.m.
    The storm breaks: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
    Death ride: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
    First wave floundered: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
    Pointe du Hoc, "The Jib": 6:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
    Win or lose?: 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    The crisis: 8:30 a.m. to midday
    Village fighting: 11:30 a.m. to dusk
    Tenuous foothold: 4:00 p.m. to midnight
    Beyond 24 hours.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction -- Prologue: 1:00 a.m. June 6, 1944 -- The far shore: 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. -- Force "O": midnight to 3:30 a.m. -- The storm breaks: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. -- Death ride: 4:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. -- First wave floundered: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. -- Pointe du Hoc, "The Jib": 6:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. -- Win or lose?: 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. -- The crisis: 8:30 a.m. to midday -- Village fighting: 11:30 a.m. to dusk -- Tenuous foothold: 4:00 p.m. to midnight -- Beyond 24 hours.
    Description based on print version record.
    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781681779317
    Physical Description
    1 online resource (xl, 346 pages) : illustrations

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    2023-04-14 17:27:00
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