Home  > Categories > Product List > Rangers Lead the Way - Pointe-du-Hoc D-Day 1944
Not sure what to buy? Running out of time? Give a gift card!

Rangers Lead the Way - Pointe-du-Hoc D-Day 1944
64 page book.

 Other products to consider: (44)

D-Day 1944
Squadron Signal
$34.95 $23.79
Guadalcanal 1942-43
Osprey Books
$21.95 $15.89
In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $18.95
You pay: $13.69
(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Add to cart
Add to watch list

Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP RID1
View all products of type "Special Operations"
View all products of type "Special Units"
Author: Steven J Zaloga
Illustrator: Howard Gerrard

About this book
In the early hours of D-Day, 1944, a group from the US Army 2nd Rangers Battalion were sent on one of the legendary raids of World War II. The mission was to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach and assault the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc. It was thought that only a raid could ensure that the guns would remain silent during the D-Day landings. But allied intelligence was wrong.After climbing the cliffs under aggressive German fire and securing the battery site, the Rangers discovered that the guns themselves were no longer there. It was only due to the heroic actions of the Rangers involved that the guns were located in firing positions facing Utah beach and destroyed before they could be used. In the first of a brand new series for Osprey, this act of audacious daring is brought to life, complete with illustrated artwork, maps and rare German accounts. Taking a more critical look at the story, Steven Zaloga analyses every detail, from the intelligence failings to the boldness of the Rangers' in the face of such odds.

Contents
  • Introduction
  • Origins
  • Initial strategy
  • Plan
  • The Raid
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Further reading
Paperback; September 2009; 64 pages; ISBN: 978184603394







We accept paypal, as well as mastercard, visa, american express and discover cards. We ship via UPS and US Postal Service.

Copyright © 2005-2016 Scale Hobbyist, all rights reserved