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Author Wragg, David W., author.

Title Operation Neptune [electronic resource] : The Prelude to D-Day / David Wragg.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary One of the most ambitious amphibious operations to ever take place, the story of Operation Neptune is the story of D-Day at seaLong-awaited, the Normandy landings were the largest amphibious operation in history. Success was achieved by the advent of specialized landing craft, first seen in the landings in North Africa, heavy naval firepower, and the creation of two artificial harbors, each the size of the port of Dover, and an underwater pipeline. This book tells the story of this incredible feat using eyewitness accounts of the landings and the breaching of Hitler's famed "Atlantic Wall." David Wragg explores the earlier Allied and Axis experiences with amphibious operations and the planning for Neptune and Overlord. He reveals the naval support needed once the armies were ashore and before continental ports could be captured and cleared of mines, with operations such as minesweeping off the Normandy coast which led to one of the worst "friendly fire" incidents of the war.
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Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
Operation Neptune.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Added Title Prelude to D-Day
Other Form: Print version: Wragg, David W. Operation Neptune. Stroud : Spellmount, 2014. 9780752489223 (hbk.) (OCoLC)864086226
ISBN 9780750954815 (e-pub)
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