Home  > Categories > Product List > Liberation Of Paris 1944
Not sure what to buy? Running out of time? Give a gift card!

Liberation Of Paris 1944
96 page book.

 Other products to consider: (34)

The Philippines 1941-42
Osprey Books
$21.95 $15.89
Vercors 1944
Osprey Books
$21.95 $15.89
In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $19.95
You pay: $14.39
(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Add to cart
Add to watch list

Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP CAM194
View all products of type "Clash of Armies"
Author: Steven J Zaloga
Illustrator: Howard Gerrard

About this book
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 Third Army as it advanced towards Paris before focussing on the actions of the Resistance forces inside the city and of the Free French armoured division that fought its way in and joined up with them to liberate it on the 24th August. On the back of this morale-boosting victory, De Gaulle could finally proclaim Paris to be liberated, as one of the world's loveliest cities survived Hitler's strident command that it should be held at all costs or razed to the ground.

Contents
  • Introduction
  • Opposing commanders
  • Opposing plans
  • Opposing forces
  • The campaign
  • Aftermath
  • The battlefield today
  • Further reading
  • Index
Paperback; April 2008; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846032462







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