eBook D-Day: The Essential Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Spencer C. Tucker Texas Christian University
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  • ISBN-10: 1440849757
  • ISBN-13: 9781440849756
  • DDC: 940.54
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This outstanding overview of D-Day makes clear its great importance in military and world history, identifies mistakes committed on both sides, and explains all aspects of the 1944 Allied invasion of France and the Normandy Campaign that followed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
List of Maps.
Preface.
Introduction: The Normandy Invasion (D-Day, June 6, 1944) and Campaign.
A.
1: Airborne Forces, British and American.
2: Aircraft, Bombers.
3: Aircraft, Fighters and Fighter-Bombers.
4: Aircraft, Gliders.
5: Aircraft, Transports.
6: Air Warfare, Ground-Attack Aviation.
7: Amphibious Warfare in the European Theater.
8: Antitank Guns and Antitank Warfare.
9: Artillery and Fire Support.
10: Atlantic, Battle of the.
11: Atlantic Wall.
B.
12: Barton, Raymond Oscar “Tubby” (1889–1963).
13: Bluecoat, Operation (July 30–August 7, 1944).
14: Bradley, Omar Nelson (1893–1981).
15: Brooke, Sir Alan Francis (First Viscount Alanbrooke) (1883–1963).
C.
16: Caen, Battle to Secure (June 6–July 18, 1944).
17: Cemeteries, Normandy Invasion.
18: Cherbourg, Capture of (June 22–29, 1944).
19: Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer (1874–1965).
20: Cobra, Operation (July 25–31, 1944).
21: Cole, Robert George (1915–1944).
22: Collins, Joseph Lawton “Lightning Joe” (1896–1987).
23: Command Structure, Allied.
24: Command Structure, German.
25: Coningham, Sir Arthur “Mary” (1895–1948).
26: Cota, Norman Daniel “Dutch” (1893–1971).
27: Cotentin (Cherbourg) Peninsula.
28: Crerar, Henry Duncan Graham (1888–1965).
29: Crocker, Sir John Treddinick (1896–1963).
30: Culin, Curtis Grubb, III (1915–1963).
D.
31: de Gaulle, Charles (1890–1970).
32: Dempsey, Miles Christopher (1896–1969).
33: Dietrich, Josef “Sepp” (1892–1966).
34: Dollman, Friedrich (1882–1944).
35: Doohan, James Montgomery (1920–2005).
36: Double-Cross System.
E.
37: Ehlers, Walter David (1921–2014).
38: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890–1969).
39: English Channel.
F.
40: Falaise–Argentan Pocket (August 12–24, 1944).
41: Festung Europa.
42: Films Treating the Normandy Invasion.
43: Fortitude, Operation (1944).
44: France, Campaign (June 6–September 15, 1944).
45: French Resistance.
G.
46: Gale, Sir Richard Nelson (1896–1982).
47: Gerhardt, Charles Hunter (1895–1976).
48: Gerow, Leonard Townsend (1888–1972).
49: Geyr von Schweppenburg, Leo Dietrich Franz Freiherr (1886–1974).
H.
50: Hand Grenades.
51: Higgins, Andrew Jackson (1886–1952).
52: Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945).
53: Hobart, Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley (1885–1957).
54: Howard, John (1912–1999).
55: Huebner, Clarence Ralph (1888–1972).
J.
56: Jodl, Alfred (1890–1946).
57: Jubilee, Operation (Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942).
K.
58: Kirk, Alan Goodrich (1888–1963).
59: Kluge, Günther Adolf Ferdinand von (1882–1944).
60: Krancke, Theodor (1893–1973).
L.
61: La Fière Causeway, Battle of the (June 6–9, 1944).
62: Landing Craft.
63: Lee, John Clifford Hodges (1887–1958).
64: Leigh-Mallory, Sir Trafford (1892–1944).
65: LÜTTICH, Operation (Mortain Counteroffensive, August 7–13, 1944).
66: Lyme Bay, Battle of (April 28, 1944).
M.
67: Machine Guns.
68: Marshall, George Catlett (1880–1959).
69: Millin, William “Piper Bill” (1922–2010).
70: Montgomery, Sir Bernard Law (First Viscount Montgomery of Alamein) (1887–1976).
71: Moon, Don Pardee (1894–1944).
72: Morgan, Frederick Edgeworth (1894–1967).
73: Mulberries.
N.
74: Neptune, Operation (June 6–July 3, 1944).
75: Normandy.
O.
76: Overlord, Operation, Planning for.
P.
77: Patton, George Smith, Jr. (1885–1945).
78: Pegasus and Horsa Bridges, Battle for (June 6, 1944).
79: Pluto.
80: Pointe du Hoc, Seizure of (June 6, 1944).
Q.
81: Quesada, Elwood Richard “Pete” (1904–1993).
R.
82: Ramsay, Sir Bertram Home (1883–1945).
83: Ridgway, Matthew Bunker (1895–1993).
84: Rifles.
85: Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen (1891–1944).
86: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882–1945).
87: Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr. (1887–1944).
88: Roundup, Operation (1943).
89: Rudder, James Earl (1910–1970).
90: Rundstedt, Karl Rudolf Gerd von (1875–1953).
S.
91: Sainte-Mère-Église.
92: Saint-Lô, Battle of (July 11–19, 1944).
93: Simonds, Guy Granville (1903–1974).
94: Sledgehammer, Operation.
95: Smith, Walter Bedell (1895–1961).
96: Stagg, James Martin (1900–1975).
97: Steele, John Marvin (1912–1969).
T.
98: Tanks.
99: Taylor, Maxwell Davenport (1901–1987).
100: Tedder, Sir Arthur William (1st Baron Tedder) (1890–1967).
101: Tehran Conference (November 28–December 1, 1943).
102: Terrain and Tactical Problems on D-Day.
103: Todt Organization.
104: Totalize, Operation (August 7–13, 1944).
105: Tractable, Operation (August 14–21, 1944).
106: U.
V.
107: Vian, Sir Philip Louis (1894–1968).
W.
108: Warships, Allied.
109: Winters, Richard D. (1918–2011).
110: World War II, European Theater: Overview.
Primary Documents.
111: Allied Planning for the Normandy Invasion (July 1943).
112: Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff, Directive to Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force, February 12, 1944.
113: Eisenhower’s Statement in the Event the D-Day Landings Failed, June 5, 1944.
114: Order of the Day and Letter to the Troops, Supreme Commander of the Western Allied Expeditionary Force General Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 6, 1944.
115: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Remarks by Radio, June 6, 1944.
116: Forrest C. Pogue on D-Day, June 6–7, 1944.
117: General Dwight D. Eisenhower to General George C. Marshall, July 5, 1944.
118: General Erwin Rommel, Teletype Message to Hitler, July 15, 1944.
119: U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower on Sergeant Curtis G. Culin’s Invention of the “Rhino” Tank Modification Preceding Operation COBRA (July 25–31, 1944).
Appendix A: Ground Forces Order of Battle on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Appendix B: Number of Troops Killed on June 6, 1944.
Appendix C: Army, Corps, and Division Units Involved in the Battle of Normandy (June 6–August 29, 1944).
Appendix D: Estimated Casualties in the Battle of Normandy (June 6–August 29, 1944).
Chronology.
Bibliography.
Editor and Contributors.
About the Editor.
Index.