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“This book focuses on the first day of the Allied invasion of southern France, and on the airborne and commando troops who spearheaded the attack. Breuer integrates the stories of veterans of these forces into a fast-paced narrative that re-establishes war as the province of confusion, particularly in the context of a night-time air assault. The victory that emerged from the chaos of Dragoon's first hours owed less to planning than to the fighting spirit and fighting power of these men. Recommended."
- Library Journal (US) review:

"FIVE STARS!!! William Breuer does a fine job in creating a story that encompasses both the technical and the human sides of the Allied invasion of the French Riviera. The book has several phases, all of which are well done. The first is the preparation for the invasion by the Allies and all the problems that went along with it. The second deals with the airborne troops landing at night, and the adventures that went along with such a risky undertaking. The author then goes on with the landing of gliders, the beachhead bombings, attacking the beaches by assault troops, and continues on until the campaign is considered a success by the Allied forces. Although the book is comprehensive, it is not boring. What is exceptional about the book is that the author has written it from the serviceman's level rather than from the general's level. Very enjoyable reading.”

Paperback 1996.

261 pages.

Photographs and maps.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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