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Operation Cobra (French Language Edition) [French] [Hardcover]

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31 Mar 2011 French Language Edition
Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army eight weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. American Lieutenant General Omar Bradley's intention was to take advantage of the German preoccupation with British and Canadian activity around the town of Caen, and punch through the German defences penning in his troops while his opponent was distracted and unbalanced. Once a corridor had been created, the First Army would then be able to advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks and freeing itself of the constraints imposed by operating in the countryside. After a slow start the offensive gathered momentum, and German resistance collapsed as scattered remnants of broken units fought to escape to the Seine. Lacking the resources to cope with the situation, the German response was ineffectual, and the entire Normandy front soon collapsed. Operation Cobra, together with concurrent offensives by the Second British and First Canadian Armies, was decisive in securing an Allied victory in the Normandy Campaign. This highly illustrated book describes the very hard fighting of the U.S. forces south of the Cotentin peninsula, from July 2 to 15 1944, and the following lead up to Operation Cobra. French Language

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Heimdal (31 Mar 2011)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 284048286X
  • ISBN-13: 978-2840482864
  • Product Dimensions: 30.1 x 21.7 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,431,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...for modellers it will be the very extensive photo content that will attract you to this one, much of which I have never seen before. --MilitaryModeling.com, September 2011

The build up and combat of Cobra is documented in a diary format but the real stars of the show are the superb collection of photographs... the text is French but the words are certainly secondary as modelling reference as the images are of such good quality and of great potential modelling subjects. --AFV Modeller UK , December 2011

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By Dean Allison VINE VOICE
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These Hiemdal books are good value for the money, this title is all in French with no English text.

The book has many photos of the title (Operation Cobra) some photos are there to give present day comparison but most are period photos with some new to me.

The reader should be mindful the books are insights into a specific period of the Normandy fighting and not an overall holistic appraisal of the invasion.

There are some things which could have been covered in more detail but I like the book and it fits well into my collection of modelling reference.

If you can get it for close to or under 20 snap it up, its far better than a concord book costing 13.
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