Liberation of Paris 1944

Liberation of Paris 1944

In July 1944, Operation Cobra broke the stalemate in Normandy and sent the Allies racing across France. The Allied commanders had ignored Paris in their planning for this campaign, considering that the risk of intense street fighting and heavy casualties outweighed the city's strategic importance. However, Charles de Gaulle persuaded the Allied commanders to take direct action to liberate his nation's capital. Steven J Zaloga first describes the operations of Patton's… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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