World War II At Night Group

The World War II At Night Group will discuss After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout by James Jay Cerafano (Stackpole, $19.95). After storming the beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France bogged down in seven weeks of grueling attrition in Normandy. On July 25, U.S. divisions under Gen. Omar Bradley launched Operation Cobra, an attempt to break out of the hedgerows and begin a war of movement across France. Despite a disastrous start, with misdropped bombs killing hundreds of GIs, Cobra proved to be one of the most pivotal battles of World War II, successfully breaking the stalemate in Normandy and clearing a path into occupied France.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
After D-Day: Operation Cobra and the Normandy Breakout Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811734875
Availability: Special Order
Published: Stackpole Books - June 13th, 2008