Operation Totalize 1944 (Heftet)

The Allied drive south from Caen

Serie: Campaign 294

Forfatter:

Johnny Shumate (Illustratør)

Forfatter:
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 96
Illustratør: Shumate, Johnny
Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Språk: Engelsk
Serie:
Serienummer: 294
ISBN/EAN: 9781472812889
Omtale Operation Totalize 1944
In Operation Totalize, Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds' II Canadian Corps launched an attack from its positions along the Bourguebus Ridge south of Caen, striking south-southeast astride the main Caen-Falaise road toward the high ground that dominated the town of Falaise and the key west-east lateral road that ran through this town. Using sophisticated operational art the initial break-in achieved rapid success; indeed, more tactical success than any previous Allied break-in attack in Normandy.
However, despite this rapid initial success, Totalize did not subsequently secure a decisive operational-level victory. Indeed, Simonds' forces subsequently struggled swiftly to complete the second break-in battle, and to transit into rapid exploitation operations. Had Simond's force been successful the German army may not have been able to extract themselves from the Falaise pocket and would have been surrounded and defeated - possibly bringing about the early end of the war in Europe.

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