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BATTLE for FRANCE. 2-video VHS set with four films: [1] D-DAY AUGUST 4TH (Operation Anvil/Dragoon); [2] BEACHHEAD AND BREAKTHROUGH; [3] LIBERATION OF PARIS; [4] PURSUIT THROUGH FRANCE. --PRICE SLASHED 75%--

Click to Enlarge Over one million allied troops converge. 2 videos, 4 films. (1) D-Day August 4th: First striking forces in the most momentous attack of all time were the paratoopers scheduled to drop behind enemy lines. The 175,000 men who made up the air and ground forces for the cross-channel attack arrived at the various ports of embarkation on the English coast buy June 3 under heavy guard. The thousands of ships and small craft which comprised the invasion fleet were waiting in readiness to take aboard their human cargo.

(2) Beachhead and Breakthrough: With the historic Normandy landing successfully accomplished, the allies took stock of their situation. On June 7, D-Day plus 1, General Eisenhower and Admiral Ramsey, his naval commander-in-chief inspected the landing beaches, with an eye to the problem of landing the additional forces needed for the big drive against Hitler and his armies.

(3) Liberation of Paris: General Leclair and his men entered Paris on August 24th and immediately restored the city to French authority. For 50 months, Parisians had waited for this moment when they could again breath the air of freedom so long denied them. The people's unshakable trust in the return of a free France proved sound. Liberty, equality, and fraternity was once again the standard.

(4) Pursuit Through France: Having overcome the Nazi defenders along the coast, the 7th Army pushed up the valley on the heels of the main body of German forces racing north towards the German frontier.

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Item Details
Group:
World War II
ID:
KC-V354
Category:
War Against Germany
Media:
VHS Video
Type:
Battles / Campaigns / Strategy
Price:
11.35
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