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D-Day Operations Manual: 75th anniversary edition

D-Day Operations Manual: 75th anniversary edition

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Wydawnictwo Haynes Publishing Group
Data wydania 30/05/2019
Liczba stron 208
Forma publikacji książka w twardej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Literatura popularna
ISBN 9781785216558
Kategorie Druga Wojna Światowa
Zastępuje 9780857332349
204.00 PLN (z VAT)
$49.96 / €44.63 / £37.21 /
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Opis książki

The landing of Allied forces on the shores of Normandy on 6 June 1944 was the greatest amphibious invasion in history. To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, this new edition of the Haynes D-Day Operations Manual features an additional chapter describing how beach obstacles were neutralised and destroyed, and how the beachhead was organised to manage the rapid build-up of men and materiel before the breakout inland. Technology and innovation played crucial parts in the D-Day drama - from tank-carrying gliders, swimming tanks and the Mulberry harbours, to radio and radar aids that ensured landing craft arrived on the right beaches and combat aircraft overhead were controlled. This manual describes the development, construction and use of a wide range of innovative machines, structures and systems, explaining their uses on D-Day and after, and revealing how they contributed to the success of 'Overlord'.

D-Day Operations Manual: 75th anniversary edition

Spis treści

CONTENTS
FOREWORD - Major General Stuart Watson CBE
INTRODUCTION
D-Day - The background
About this book
In their own words
1 MEN IN WHITE COATS - The appliance of science
Surveying the beaches
Electronic countermeasures
Maritime electronic navigation systems and radar
Fighter Direction Tenders
2 BEACH OBSTACLE CLEARANCE
First ashore
Managing the beachhead
3 ON ENEMY SHORES - Landing ships and craft
Spoilt for choice
Specialised support craft
Assault craft that won D-Day
The 'Higgins boats'
LCVP in action on D-Day
4 CORNCOBS AND WHALES - The Mulberry harbours
The harbours and their localities
A massive undertaking
Mulberry harbour components
Bombardons
Phoenix
Spud piers
Concrete intermediate Pier Head Pontoons (PHP)
Buffer pontoons
Whales
Beetles (PP)
Deployment
The Great Storm
What the Mulberries achieved
5 SPECIALISED ARMOUR - Hobart's Funnies and other oddities
Hobart's Funnies
The versatile Churchill tank
Sherman tank conversions
Armoured bulldozers
6 ASSAULT FROM THE SKIES - Airborne operations
Assault gliders
Airspeed Horsa
General Aircraft GAL 49 Hamilcar
Waco CG-4A
Glider tugs
Radio homing devices - Rebecca and Eureka
7 A WARRIOR REBORN - The Assault Glider Trust Horsa
8 FIELDS FOR TACTICAL AIR POWER - Building Advanced Landing Grounds
Advanced Landing Grounds in France
Runway construction and surfacing materials
Airfield construction American-style
Airfield construction British-style
EPILOGUE - The butcher's bill
Sources
Useful contacts
Index

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