Objective Saint-Lo

7 June 1944 - 18 July 1944

Georges Bernage

* Day-by-day account of the battle for Saint-Lô.

* Saint-Lô was one of the key cities to the opening of the Falaise Gap, which ultimately allowed Allied forces to expel German forces from northern France.

* Covers the bombing of the town by the Americans on 6-7 June to its final liberation on 18 July.

* Personal eyewitness testimonies

* Over 10
Date Published :
August 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
100+ color & b&w images
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473857605
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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This book provides a day-by-day account of the forty-two days of fighting from Omaha Beach to Saint-Lo. Follow Lt. Allsup from the beaches at Hill 108 (the 'bloody hill'), where he was injured, and Lt. Jones, who was among the first to enter Saint-L; a town destroyed by bombs, which was to become the graveyard of hundreds of Normans.

On the opposing side, discover the fate of the fearsome 'green devil' paratroopers of General Schimpf and follow in the footsteps of paratroopers Erwin Schmieger and Rudi Frhbeisser, as they defend their armed camp, ensuring that every hedge will only be taken at the highest price.

Objective Saint-Lo takes the reader along the little or unknown routes from the horrors of Omaha Beach to Trvires, La Cambe, Isigny, through the Aure valley to Hill 108, ('Purple Heart Hill') and Hills 192 and 122\. As well as authentic eyewitness testimony, the book also acts as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs.

About The Author

The historian Georges Bernage is one of France's premier experts on the 1944 Normandy Invasion. He has published over forty books on the subject since 1978.


A very complete presentation of the Omaha fights Beach at the liberation of Saint-Lô.

- VaeVictis

"As you follow the soldiers who wrote the memoirs and their close comrades, you get a sense of the hedgerow carnage on both sides, especially with the tally of individuals killed in action and wounded in action numbers."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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