The Steel Wave: a Novel of War World II by Jeff Shaara

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The Steel Wave: a Novel of War World II by Jeff Shaara

Post  Bookworm on Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:15 am

Hitting the sands of Omaha Beach upon the casting of Allied fates on D-day on June 6, 1944, proved an impossible undertaking. The grunts somehow prevailed. The paratroopers crash-landing in the famous hedgerows of interior France somehow managed to regroup to become a viable fighting force.
Eisenhower, who made the decision to invade Normandy, not only had to contend once again with iconic rival Erwin Rommel, but was inclined to humor the idiosyncrasies of fellow generals Bradley and Patton, and the self-serving British General Bernard Montgomery.
It is truly a miracle of man's resilience that the Allied forces pulled this off. Of course by this time in the world engagement, Hitler was not of clear mind.
Other than Omaha, can you name the other beach the Americans hit? With a great deal more success?
Highly recommended for beachcombers of World War II.

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