The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach

The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach

D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery

eBook - 2014
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The Rangers' mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and break out inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du Hoc mission actually necessary? Why did the Allies plan and execute an attack on a gun battery that they knew in advance contained no field guns? And more importantly, why did they ignore the position at Maisy that did? Using personal interviews with the surviving Rangers who fought on the beach and at Pointe du Hoc, The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach presents exceptionally detailed new research that takes the reader into the middle of the action with the Rangers.Gary Sterne has made a painstaking study of what the Allies actually knew in advance of D-Day, including what was known about Maisy Battery. Maps, orders, and assault plans have been found in US, UK, and German archives, many of which have only been recently released after having been classified for more than sixty years. Radio communications of the Rangers as they advanced inland have been found, and Royal Air Force intelligence evaluations of bombing missions directed at the site have now been released. All these combine to make The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach one of the most up-to-date references on the subject.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9781629143286
1629143286
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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SEBoiko
Jan 25, 2015

But deaths in battle seldom involve dignity.

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SEBoiko
Jan 25, 2015

Were counting on the Rangers to lead the way.

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SEBoiko
Jan 25, 2015

Colonel Rudder insisted that since his men were to do the dying they should always be entrusted with the reason why.

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SEBoiko
Jan 25, 2015

Why is the battery at Pointe du Hoc always listed in accounts as having six guns when it did not have any on the day?

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SEBoiko
Jan 25, 2015

Someone ordered the burying of part of the Maisy Battery and that was well before the end of the war and not for the benefit of local farmers,

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