Beyond the Beachhead The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy

ISBN-10: 0811732371
ISBN-13: 9780811732376
Edition: 3rd 2005
Authors: Joseph Balkoski
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Description: By 1945, the US Army had sixty-eight infantry divisions, forty-two of which fought in the great campaign in northwest Europe that began with the amphibious landings on D-Day and ended eleven months later with Germany's surrender. Beyond the  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 8/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

By 1945, the US Army had sixty-eight infantry divisions, forty-two of which fought in the great campaign in northwest Europe that began with the amphibious landings on D-Day and ended eleven months later with Germany's surrender. Beyond the Beachhead examines the experience of one infantry division, the 29th, during forty-five days of combat from Omaha Beach on D-Day to the liberation of St. Lt. Using interviews, official records, and unit histories and supplementing his narrative with meticulously detailed maps, Balkoski follows the 29th from the bloody landings at Omaha through the hedgerows of Normandy, illustrating the brutal realities of life on the front line. Expanded edition includes a new chapter on the final battles of the Normandy campaign.

Joseph Balkoski is Command Historian of the Maryland National Guard. He has appeared as a D-Day expert on MSNBC, and his work has been praised by Joe Scarborough, the New York Post, the Washington Times, World War II magazine, and others. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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