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Operation Dragoon: The Invasion of the South of France, 15 August 1944 (Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War)

Helion and Company
Released: 2015-12-03
Hardcover (128 pages)

Operation Dragoon: The Invasion of the South of France, 15 August 1944 (Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War)
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The Allied landings that took place in Southern France in August 1944 represented both one of the concluding elements of the wartime Mediterranean campaign and a decisive follow-on to the invasion of Normandy that had taken place two months before. It was viewed by many at the time as something of a sideshow and not a significant part of the wider war effort. Considerable controversy surrounded the planning of what was originally known as ANVIL with the senior Allied political and military leaders heatedly debating the strategic rationale for such an operation. The maritime force of escort carriers, a gun support force, minesweepers, cargo vessels and heavy landing craft was commanded by an American admiral but a third of it was supplied by the Royal Navy. On the day of the landings the British cruiser HMS Argonaut fired the most rounds of any ship in the fleet. An overwhelming superiority in airpower and a lack of a cohesive German response meant that the landings were an overwhelming success. By the third day the Allies held a 50-mile front as much as 30 miles deep, a total of some 500 square miles. At least nine important towns were in Allied hands and spearheads were ten miles from the naval base of Toulon, ten miles from Cannes. Sea borne and airborne troops had met ashore and reinforcements and supplies were being landed in large quantities. As this Naval Staff History highlights even so ""The Champagne Campaign"", as it was later termed by many of those who had been involved, required considerable planning and the contribution provided by the Royal Navy had a significant part to in the final Allied success. With this came the capture of intact French ports and the establishment of a vital logistic hub would help safeguard the Allied drive through northwestern Europe. This is the second volume in Helion’s new series, 'Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War’. The series aims to make available to a broad authorship these indispensable studies of the key operations of the war.

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France

By William Breuer

Brand: Presidio Press
Released: 1996-06-01
Paperback (288 pages)

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France
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The full dramatic story of the largest operation of its kind in the European War: an Allied seaborne and airborne assault that eventually involved a million troops.

Dragoon, August 15, 1944: The Other Invasion of France

By Paul Gaujac

Brand: Histoire and Collections
Hardcover (196 pages)

Dragoon, August 15, 1944: The Other Invasion of France
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The preparation of the Provence landing in August 1944 was so precise that, against all odds, everything went exactly as scheduled. Therefore, this book emphasizes on the military planning involving all the units and equipments used. The second part of the book deals with the landing operations themselves and the first three days of fighting in Provence, by US troops, up to the arrival of the French 1st Army.

The second largest US landing operation in France has never received such a detailed coverage, both in preparation and in execution. An hour-by-hour account of the fighting by US troops. More than 60 color profiles of aircraft and landing crafts and ships.

Some Side-Lights of Operation Dragoon: Stories by a Paratrooper in the World War II Invasion of Southern France

By John T. Carter

Premiere Press
Paperback (44 pages)

Some Side-Lights of Operation Dragoon: Stories by a Paratrooper in the World War II Invasion of Southern France
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Ride along with John T. Carter, a paratrooper who went into Operation Dragoon on a glider plane, and catch a glimpse of those months through his stories and photos. You'll see the day-to-day reality, the humor, the concern for the girl back home, the hope, and all the thoughts that go through a young soldier's mind.

Meltdown (Mech Wars Book 3)

By Scott Bartlett

Mirth Publishing
Released: 2017-08-28
Kindle Edition (312 pages)

Meltdown (Mech Wars Book 3)
 
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Chief Roach has merged with an alien mech – but can he control its power?

Harnessing alien tech was the only way to counter the power of the quadruped mechs piloted by the Quatro. Except, Roach’s awesome new weapon is like a sword with no hilt, and it seems to be doing everything it can to fragment his psyche.

Roach must lead Oneiri Team across an Eresos engulfed by the fires of war. Their mission is to stop the legions of Quatro from laying waste to what remains of humanity’s colonies.

If Roach can’t resist the alien mech’s promises of glory and chaos, there will be a meltdown – not just for Oneiri Team, but for everyone on the planet.

Download the third installment in this rapidly unfolding military science fiction series today.

British Light Dragoon (Napoleonic Horseman Book 3)

By Griff Hosker

Sword Books Ltd
Released: 2014-02-24
Kindle Edition (402 pages)

British Light Dragoon (Napoleonic Horseman Book 3)
 
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Robbie Matthews is now a captain in the 11th Light Dragoons. Despite the peace he is soon sent to France to spy on Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion plans. Barely escaping with his life he returns to England to discover that not all of the new officers he has to work with accept him. He fights prejudice and envy. When he and his squadron are sent to Hanover to help fight against the invading French he has the chance to show his new comrades what a good cavalryman he is. The novel culminates in the rescue of British Civilians from French prison camps.

Riviera at War: World War II on the Côte d'Azur

By George G. Kundahl

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Riviera at War: World War II on the Côte d Azur
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During World War II three distinct forces opposed the Allies - Germany, Italy, and Japan. Few areas of the world experienced domination by more than a single one of these, but southeastern France - the region popularly known as the Riviera or Cote d'Azur - was one. Not only did inhabitants suffer through Italian Fascism and German Nazism but also under a third hardship at times even more oppressive - the rule of Vichy France. Following a nine-month prelude, the reality of World War II burst onto the Riviera in June 1940 when the region had to defend itself against the Italian army and ended in April 1945 with a battle against German and Italian forces in April 1945, a period longer than any other part of France. In this book, George G. Kundahl tells for the first time the full story of World War II on the French Riviera. Featuring previously unseen sources and photographs, this will be essential reading for anyone interested in wartime France.

Robot Commandos: The Dragoon War: Ep 1

By Todd Mcleod

Swordworks
Released: 2018-10-11
Kindle Edition (36 pages)

Robot Commandos: The Dragoon War: Ep 1
 
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The unending war with the anarchist rebellion has spread to the planet of Thrada III. A planet the Union cannot let fall into the hands of the enemy. Takashi Hiraku is part of conscripted civilian militia tasked with reinforcing the besieged city of Harmine. But when they arrive, they find the enemy is already in control and waiting for them. It is a deadly trap, and one that will change Takashi’s life forever. It will take all his wits and fighting ability if he is to survive the terrifying battle.

Part 1 of Robot Commandos, a thrilling new series of short read adventures that follow Takashi Hiraku and the Robot Commandos. An elite unit of augmented warriors that charge into battle supported by an army of robotic drones.

Ammunition Support for Operation Dragoon, the Invasion of Southern France - Could We Do It Today?

By James W. Boddie Jr

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Operation ANVIL/DRAGOON: The Invasion of Southern France, Offensive, Deliberate Assault, Amphibious, 15 August-1 September 1944

By D. Stewart;

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