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The battle of the Falaise gap.

by Eddy Florentin

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Published by Hawthorn Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Falaise Gap, Battle of, France, 1944.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTranslated from the French by Mervyn Savill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD761 .F5153 1967
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 362 p.
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5950290M
    LC Control Number65022907

      On August 6 th, Montgomery pressed his commanders in the field to push for August 7 th, the Germans launched a counter-attack against American forces near had ordered the attack and Marshal Kluge was expected to carry it out. Hitler wrote: “The decision in the Battle of France depends on the success of the Avranches attack. The "gap" the , Germans were now trying to get through was less than 2 miles north to south and the brave Poles stood beyond the gap as a cork in the bottle. What ensued was a battle involving British, Polish, Canadian, American and of course German units. It proved to .

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The Falaise Gap Battles: /5(4). “A great book” on the decisive engagement of the Battle of The battle of the Falaise gap. book in the series that brings World War II battles to life (Army Rumour Service).The denouement of the battle of Normandy, the fighting around Falaise and Chambois in Augustand the pursuit of the retreating German armies to the Seine provided the Allies with an immense victory—all made possible by Operation Cobra/5(4).

The Battle of the Falaise Pocket was fought August, during World War II (). Following the Allied landings in Normandy in June and the subsequent breakout from the beachhead, German forces in the region soon found themselves in nearly encircled in a pocket south of Falaise.

Over the course of several days, German troops conducted desperate counterattacks to. Eddy Florentin's 'The Battle Of The Falaise Gap' (Elek, London, ) is an acknowledged standard work on the battle.

Florentin was an ex-Resistance member who spent 11 years researching his book, interviewing participants whose memories were still fresh at that time. To me, it is similar to Paul Carell's Eastern Front books. Closing the Falaise gap faster would have meant greater losses for the Allies, particularly the Poles and Canadians who bore the brunt of the fighting.

If it had inflicted more casualties than it cost, it might have been worth the price. But so much uncertainty hangs over the numbers that this is. Buy Battle of the Falaise Gap 1st Edition by Florentin, Eddy (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4).

The battle of Falaise Gap in Lower Normandy was the second decisive factor after the battles of the beaches to ensure Allied victory in France during WWII. The battle was monumentally mishandled, it seems. And yet the failure of the Allies to close the Falaise Gap earlier than they did, thus allowing many German troops and commanders to escape, cannot be laid to any one Allied commander.

The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August ) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World.

Hillor the Mont Ormel ridge (elevation m ( ft)), is an area of high ground above the village of Coudehard in Normandy that was the location of a bloody engagement in the final stages of the Battle of Falaise in the Normandy Campaign during the Second World late summerthe bulk of two German armies had become surrounded by the Allies near the town of on: Mont Ormel, northeast of.

Find the best price for The Falaise Gap Battles Normandy by Simon Forty, Leo Marriott. Paperback, Published in Oct by Casemate. ISBN | ISBN The denouement of the battle of Normandy, the fighting around Falaise and Chambois in August and the pursuit of the retreating German armies to the Seine provided the Allies with an immense victory.

The Allied leadership failed to capitalize or exploit the mistake made by Hitler driving the German Army westward. By not closing the pocket’s gap at Falaise, the Allied forces lost an opportunity to destroy a large percentage of the enemy in France.

The major factor 5/5. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Florentin, Eddy, Battle of the Falaise gap. London, Elek Books [] (OCoLC) Document Type.

Genre/Form: Booksellers' labels (Provenance) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Florentin, Eddy, Battle of the Falaise gap. New York, Hawthorn Books [, ©]. Montgomery accepted Bradley’s decision and ordered the Canadians to capture Falaise before turning east to close the gap at Trun and Chambois.

On the morning of Aug. 15, three Canadian divisions converged on Falaise, a town which the corps commander, Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds, thought was the wrong objective.

The battle had cost the Polish 1st Armored Division 1, troops killed, 3, wounded and 22 missing in action. Although anywhere f to 40, Germans had managed to escape across their remaining crossing at St. Lambert before the Falaise salient closed completely on Aug 10, had been killed taken : Historynet Staff.

The Battle of the Falaise Gap was a huge Allied victory, but it was a less complete victory than it should have been. [text_ad] The Allies had agreed to appoint an American Supreme Commander for Operation Overlord, the cross-Channel invasion of northwestern France.

The killing ground: the battle of the Falaise Gap, August / by James Lucas and James Barker Lucas, James () Published by London: Book Club Associates by. Falaise pocket in (1/2) Operation Lüttich.

The Germans launched their last major offensive in Normandy, operation Lüttich, on the night of August, when all the units planned for the attack had not yet been assembled. The denouement of the battle of Normandy, the fighting around Falaise and Chambois in August and the pursuit of the retreating German armies to the Seine provided the Allies with an immense victory.

After ten weeks of hard attritional fighting, the Allies had broken loose from the Brand: Casemate Publishers. The Battle of the Falaise Pocket was a disaster for the Germans in August This books sets the battle in the context of Allied Strategy in Northern Europe.

Having set the scene, the readers is led through each phase of the action. The particular strength is that it draws heavily on German sources giving the reader a penetrating insight into an army trapped in a killing ground.

Falaise pocket (2/2) D-Day + 70 to D-Day + 75 – August 20 to 29, Continuation of the page “Falaise pocket (1/2)“: Closing the Falaise pocket.

The American front, which was still oriented north-south on 5 August, is on 12 August oriented west-east. We take a closer look at the new book from Casemate Publishing. This time it is dedicated to battle in Falaise Pocket.

Full Review: | Полный Обзор.Eisenhower & Montgomery At The Falaise Gap is another attempt to explain discord and conflict among the Allied High Command. Author William Weidner lays his cards out when he says: It is a central theme of this book that the British cabal of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Alan Brooke, and Allied Ground Forces Commander, General Bernard L.

Montgomery /5.