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Brittany 1944: Hitler’s Final Defenses in France (Campaign) (edition 2018)

by Steven J. Zaloga (Author)

Series: Osprey Campaign (320)

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One of the prime objectives for the Allies following the D-Day landings was the capture of sufficient ports to supply their armies. The original Overlord plans assumed that ports along the Breton coast would be essential to expansion of the Normandy beach-head. This included the major ports at Brest and on Quiberon Bay. The newly arrived Third US Army (TUSA) under Lt. Gen. George S. Patton was delegated to take on the Brittany mission. In one of the most rapid mechanized advances of the war, TUSA had the ports of Avranches and Quiberon encircled by the second week of August 1944. But changing priorities meant that most of TUSA was redeployed, meaning only a single corps was left to take the Breton port cities. The fight would drag into 1945, long after German field armies had been driven from France. Using full color maps and artwork as well as contemporary accounts and photographs,Brittany 1944 is the fascinating story of the siege of Germany's last bastions on the French Atlantic coast.… (more)
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This is not a detailed, overly-complex treatise on the campaign in Brittany, but rather a general overview. As such I feel it is quite adequate..There is some careless proofreading but nothing severe. ( )
  bobbre | Jan 6, 2020 |
Zaloga is one of the best writers Osprey has, and it's largely because of this clarity and force in his writing that the book is a good read. It did take a bit of a stretch to pad this out to a full Campaign book, because for the most part, not a great deal happened after the first flurry of activity in the middle of summer, 1944. With Patton's shift toward Paris, Brittany became a backwater, and ultimately, this is a minor campaign that didn't really change much in the war. Completists will like this, but if you're on a budget, you can skip this. ( )
  EricCostello | May 2, 2018 |
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One of the prime objectives for the Allies following the D-Day landings was the capture of sufficient ports to supply their armies. The original Overlord plans assumed that ports along the Breton coast would be essential to expansion of the Normandy beach-head. This included the major ports at Brest and on Quiberon Bay. The newly arrived Third US Army (TUSA) under Lt. Gen. George S. Patton was delegated to take on the Brittany mission. In one of the most rapid mechanized advances of the war, TUSA had the ports of Avranches and Quiberon encircled by the second week of August 1944. But changing priorities meant that most of TUSA was redeployed, meaning only a single corps was left to take the Breton port cities. The fight would drag into 1945, long after German field armies had been driven from France. Using full color maps and artwork as well as contemporary accounts and photographs,Brittany 1944 is the fascinating story of the siege of Germany's last bastions on the French Atlantic coast.

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