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US World War II Amphibious Tactics: Mediterranean & European Theaters (Elite)
by Gordon Rottman
Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Weight: 0.5 pound
Dimension: H: 0.2 x L: 9.6 x W: 7 inches
ISBN 10: 1841769541
ISBN 13: 9781841769547
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The US armed forces were responsible for many tactical innovations during the years 1941 5, but in no field was US mastery more complete than amphibious warfare. The US armed forces pioneered amphibious warfare in the Pacific and later in the Mediterranean but it was against Fortress Europe that the most famous and the most successful amphibious assault took place. On D Day the Allies invaded German held Normandy in a pre dawn amphibious assault by American, British and Canadian forces. The US had perfected the special equipment and tactics for this extraordinarily difficult and risky form of warfare and despite large casualties during the beach assaults they were ultimately successful. This book explains, in accessible terms, the many problems associated with amphibious warfare and how they were overcome in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, and is illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams and colour plates that support the explanations and bring the whole complex process to life.


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