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ISBN:0750930160
Author: Stephen Hart
ISBN13: 978-0750930161
Title: The Road to Falaise-Battle Zone Normandy
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Publisher: Sutton Publishing; UK ed. edition (December 12, 2004)
Pages: 192

The Road to Falaise-Battle Zone Normandy by Stephen Hart



Stephen Hart's 'Road to Falaise' details the two Allied operations (Totalize and Tractable), launched by II Canadian Corps, to capture the French city of Falaise during the Second World War. As with all Battle Zone Normandy books, this title is divided into two sections: the first details the history of the operation, while the second provides battlefield touring information along with a more detailed look at certain actions. The book is easy to read, and provides what appears to be, on the whole, a very balanced and objective narrative and analysis on what each side did and why. However, no source information - other than for the illustrations - is provided, there is no bibliography or footnotes so one is unable to determine where.

Start by marking The Road to Falaise-Battle Zone Normandy as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. By mid-July 1944, the Normandy campaign had apparently degenerated into a bloody attritional war of mat233riel. During late July, however, Operations Cobra and Bluecoat tore the German front wide open. The Germans' XLVII Panzer Corps hastily prepared for offensive action, but by striving for unrealistic objectives, Hitler condemned the German Army in the West to destructi By mid-July 1944, the Normandy campaign had apparently degenerated into a bloody attritional war of mat233riel.

Battle zone Normandy ; 13. Bibliography, etc. Note . Falaise Gap, Battle of, France, 1944 World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns France Normandy. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Road to Falaise, Stephen Hart ; foreword, John English.

This key title in the acclaimed Battle Zone Normandy series explores Operations Totalize and Tractable. ISBN13:9780750930161. Release Date:December 2004. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 8 years ago. This excellant book describes in drtail the start of the British portion of the battle that would ultimely lead to the liberation of France. Highly recommend this book. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction.

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Series: Battle Zone Normandy (13). The Germans' XLVII Panzer Corps hastily prepared for offensive action, but by striving for unrealistic objectives, Hitler condemned the German Army in the West to destruction by pushing it deeper into a trap. By 8 August, it became clear to the Allies that the encirclement and subsequent annihilation of an entire German army was now feasible. It was in this context that Lieutenant-General.

BATTLE ZONE NORMANDY he Battle of Normandy was one of the greatest military dashes of all time. From late 1943, when the Allies appointed their senior commanders and began the air operations that were such a vital preliminary to the invasion, until the end of August 1944, it pitted against one another several of the most powerful nations on earth, as well as some of their most brilliant minds. Straight roads of Roman origin radiated from this centre like the spokes of wheels, including the main road south to Falaise, and the N13 highway stretching across the Normandy battlefield south-eastward to Paris 240 km away. The direct threat to Paris if the Allies took Caen was obvious to both sides, but it was not enough to capture the town itself; Second Army also had to control enough ground on all sides to ensure that: troops and supply convoys could move freely.

Meanwhile, Montgomery had broken the German front south of Caen despite stiff resistance. The Canadians and the Poles of General Maczeck's 1st Armoured Division bore down on Falaise, eventually capturing the town on August 16th. They then accelerated their advance, seeking to meet American forces moving northwards.

Author(s) : Stephen Hart. ISBN-10 : 0750930160.

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By mid-July 1944, the Normandy campaign had apparently degenerated into a bloody attritional war of mat233riel. During late July, however, Operations Cobra and Bluecoat tore the German front wide open. The Germans' XLVII Panzer Corps hastily prepared for offensive action, but by striving for unrealistic objectives, Hitler condemned the German Army in the West to destruction by pushing it deeper into a trap. By 8 August, it became clear to the Allies that the encirclement and subsequent annihilation of an entire German army was now feasible. It was in this context that Lieutenant-General Guy G. Simonds' II Canadian Corps launched two set-piece offensives, Operations Totalize and Tractable, in order to prevent the German Seventh Army's escape and seal the pocket completely. Despite fierce German resistance, Canadian infantry embussed in armored vehicles alongside the tanks swiftly penetrated the entire depth of the German defenses.
Reviews: 4
Ffyan
The book is split between historical data and a tour book to show you how to visit key sites and see the actual countryside where the battles took place. It is an interesting approach and gives you a somewhat different perspective. I could wish the historical part was a bit more detailed, since it is only about half the book and the book is not that big. Pick these up on sale if you are primarily just interested in the historical part.
Fararala
Impressive!
Tansino
This excellant book describes in drtail the start of the British portion of the battle that would ultimely lead to the liberation of France. Highly recommend this book.
Winawel
Stephen Hart's 'Road to Falaise' details the two Allied operations (Totalize and Tractable), launched by II Canadian Corps, to capture the French city of Falaise during the Second World War. As with all Battle Zone Normandy books, this title is divided into two sections: the first details the history of the operation, while the second provides battlefield touring information along with a more detailed look at certain actions.

The book is crammed full of tables, excellent maps, and wonderful photos that really add to the text, and help one follow what is being described. The book is easy to read, and provides what appears to be, on the whole, a very balanced and objective narrative and analysis on what each side did and why. However, no source information - other than for the illustrations - is provided, there is no bibliography or footnotes so one is unable to determine where Hart gathered his information from. For example Hart details how a killed Canadian officer contained detailed plans for Operation Tractable, which the Germans then captured: this is something I would have liked to have read more about and followed-up on, but due to the nature of the book I will not be able to find further information here.

While Hart does provide a balanced analysis he appears to romanticize the leaders and actions of the Waffen SS. One particular example is the initial German counterattack to Operation Totalize. Hart does not criticise this German decision to attack and states it is wrong to dismiss this action as "pointless and costly", but does not truly elaborate on his position regardless of the fact, as he points out, it failed to achieve anything other than perhaps inflicting damage to the morale of the local Anglo-Canadian units. The failure of the subsequent Allied attacks, Hart highlights, had more to do with Allied command and control issues, lack of urgency and poor communications than being put on the back foot by this counterattack. It is therefore hard to follow Hart's argument.

On the whole, this book provides an excellent starting point in looking at Operations Totalize and Tracable. The battlefield touring information, alone, is an excellent resource. However, while overall balanced and objective, there are some weak moments in the narrative.