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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 B. Breuer

Brand: Presidio Pr
Hardcover (261 pages)

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France
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Depicts the Allied forces' seaborne and airborne assault on the Nazi-occupied Mediterranean coast of France

Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944

By Jean-Loup Gassend

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Hardcover (560 pages)

Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944
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On the night of August 14-15, 1944, the First Airborne Task Force, which included the U.S. 509th, 517th and 551st Parachute Infantry Regiments, jumped into enemy held territory spearheading Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. Based on interviews from all combatant units, battlefield archaeology, period photos, letters and reports, this book provides an outstandingly detailed hour-by-hour account of the advance through southern France, as seen through the eyes of those who lived through it, bringing to light the tragic and gruesome realities of what was later to become known as the, Champagne Campaign.

Iron Dragoons (Terran Armor Corps Book 1)

By Richard Fox

Triplane Press
Released: 2017-03-30
Kindle Edition (378 pages)

Iron Dragoons (Terran Armor Corps Book 1)
 
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Winner of the 2017 Dragon Award for Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy novel!


I am Armor. I am Fury. I Will not Fail.

Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery.

Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself. To succeed, he must find the iron in his heart and prove himself worthy to the Corps. For the Armor, there is no substitute for victory and to fail is to die.

Iron Dragoons is an action-packed military sci-fi novel, the first of a new series by the author of The Ember War Saga.

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.

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.

Robot Commandos: The Dragoon War: Ep 4

By Todd Mcleod

Swordworks
Released: 2019-02-26
Kindle Edition (37 pages)

Robot Commandos: The Dragoon War: Ep 4
 
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Hostages have been taken on the massive space liner Odyssey. This fifteen-kilometre-long vessel is being taken to Rebel space and is escorted by a small fleet of deadly rebel gunships. With time running out for the hostages, a crack force is mobilised to bring them home.

A small force of Union ships is sent on the rescue mission, and the Dragoons will be providing the heavy firepower for the mission. They must use a combination of stealth, guile and combat skill to overcome the ferocious and well-motivated enemy, and take back control of the ship. It is a tense operation, but the Dragoons relish the chance to put their unique skills to the test.

Part 4 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.

Victory of Eagles: A Novel of Temeraire

By Naomi Novik

Del Rey
Released: 2008-07-08
Kindle Edition (386 pages)

Victory of Eagles: A Novel of Temeraire
 
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Naomi Novik’s triumphant debut, His Majesty’s Dragon, introduced a dynamic pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence, who serves Britain’s peerless Aerial Corps in the thick of the raging Napoleonic Wars. Now they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason.

For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective: the occupation of London.

Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’ s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon’s foothold on England’s shores can become a stranglehold.

If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before–for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Tongues of Serpents.

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.

Robot Commandos: The Dragoon War: Ep 2

By Todd Mcleod

Swordworks
Released: 2018-10-11
Kindle Edition (41 pages)

Robot Commandos: The Dragoon War: Ep 2
 
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Takashi Hiraku may have survived the battle of Harmine, but he did not escape unscathed. Badly wounded he is offered the chance to join the elite unit of Robot Commandos. This special force makes use of high-tech combat armour known as Dragoon MK II Battle Armour. Four meters tall, heavily armoured, fitted with shoulder mounter phased cannons, and a back mounted missile array with Lightning Strike missiles. But best of all, the Dragoon battle armour can jump and fly for short distances. Soon Takashi will be put to the test when he’s sent on his first mission.

Part 2 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.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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