Title THE BATTLE OF THE GENERALS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FALAISE POCKET - THE CAMPAIGN THAT SHOULD HAVE WON WORLD WAR II.
Publisher William Morrow, New York, (1993), 1st. edition
Seller ID 24669
288 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688118372 B&w photographs, map/battle plans. "According to General Omar Bradley, it was a chance that 'comes to a commander once in a century'. The opportunity was to surround and de stroy the enemy armies opposing the Allies in Normandy. Three months after the Allies invaded France on D-Day, the Germans had stuck their head into a noose and made themselves vulnerable to encirclement and annihilation in the Falaise Pocket . H a d the Allies succeeded in springing the trap at Falaise quickly enough, they would certainly have brought World War II in Western Europe to a triumphant end. Instead, the Allies failed and unnecessarily prolonged the war for another eight m on t hs . ( The author's) new and unsparing look at Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery, and Bradley challenges the conventional treatment of those commanders and of the Normandy campaign itself." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has l i ght w rin kling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good