The Invasion of France and Germany, 1944-1945

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 11
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Binding:Paperback
Published:October 15, 2011
By Samuel Eliot Morison (Author)

Samuel Eliot Morison's acclaimed multivolume The History of United States Naval Operations in World War II are being published by the Naval Institute Press with new introductions by noted military historians.  The series, hailed for its accuracy, narrative pace, and detail, provides a complete naval record of the war.  The publication of all fourteen volumes will be completed by March, 2012.

The eleventh recounts the U.S. Navy's role in the invasion of Normandy—the largest and most complicated military operation ever undertaken. Involving more than a million American soldiers, 124,000 sailors, and 427,000 aviators, Operation Neptune-Overlord encompassed five major landings on the coast of Normandy. As Morison shows, the fire curtain provided by the powerful guns of the navy proved to be one of the most valuable trump cards of the Anglo-United States invasion armies.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • Illustrations: 57 b/w photos; 14 maps
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1591145775
  • ISBN-13: 9781591145776
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 20.64 oz

Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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