D-Day Cover Up at Pointe du Hoc

The History of the 2nd & 5th US Army Rangers, 1st May – 10th June 1944

Gary Sterne

In 1942 Allied military commanders agreed that preparations must be started for invasion of Europe - later to be known as D-day. This planning would take a full 2 years to put into operation. This book will take a fresh look into all the available evidence and include a lot of the previous unreleased training documentation about the organisation be
Date Published :
February 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
50 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473823747
Pages : 1160
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Gary Sterne, a keen collector of militaria and co-founder of The Armourer and Skirmish magazines, has always been fascinated by the D-Day landings. In particular he was intrigued by the lack of precise information relating to the mystery of the ‘missing guns’ of Pointe du Hoc.His research led to the finding of a map which indicated the position of an ‘unknown’ German gun position buried in the village of Maisy. The rediscovery of the Maisy Batteries made headline news around the world and his best-selling book Cover Up at Omaha Beach subsequently changed the history of the Omaha sector and made many start to question the Rangers’ Pointe du Hoc mission. The Maisy site is now one of the major Normandy D-Day attractions.For the first time ever this follow-up book now offers complete Rangers history for the seven months prior to D-Day and does so using period documents, many of which have only recently been released from TOP SECRET status in US Archives. The author fills in the gaps that many have only guessed at concerning the Rangers’ real missions on D-Day, he explains why a battalion commander was removed hours before the landings, why the Rangers were not briefed on their actual D-Day missions and the extraordinary role that Lt. Col. Rudder played at Pointe du Hoc. This book is a historical game-changer that pulls no punches.

About The Author
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Gary Sterne is a keen collector of militaria and was a co-founder of The Armourer and Skirmish Magazines. He has always been fascinated with the D-day landings and in particular was intrigued by the lack of precise information relating the mystery of the "missing guns" of Pointe du Hoc. His research led to the finding of a map which indicated the position of an "unknown" German gun position buried in the village of Maisy. After buying the land and some years of struggling with the French authorities, he was able to open the huge site to the public. The re-discovery of the Maisy Battery made headline news around the world and has subsequently changed the history of the Omaha Sector forever. The site is now one of the major Normandy D-day attractions. www.maisybattery.com

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