OPERATION TOTALIZE 1944 - THE ALLIED DRIVE SOUTH FROM CAEN
CAMPAIGNS N. 294
Autore: Stephen A Hart
Nota serie curata dallo storico David Chandler. Ogni volume, attraverso 70 foto in bianco e nero, 10 tavole a colori e 3 mappe, fornisce dettagliati resoconti delle varie campagne esaminate. Di notevole interesse per gli appassionati di storia e giocatori di wargame. Ogni volume termina con una breve guida al campo di battaglia oggi.
In Operation Totalize, Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds' II Canadian Corps launched an attack from its positions south of Caen, striking south-southeast toward the high ground that dominated the town of Falaise and the key west-east lateral road that ran through it. The initial break-in achieved rapid success; however, despite this swift initial progress Totalize did not subsequently secure a decisive operational-level victory. Simonds' forces subsequently struggled swiftly to complete the second break-in battle, and to transit into rapid exploitation operations. Featuring full colour artwork, archival photographs and detailed maps, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of the most innovative Allied offensive of the Normandy campaign which, had it been successful would have prevented the Germans from extracting themselves from the Falaise pocket - effectively crippling their forces in Western Europe - and possibly brought about the early end of the war in Europe.
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