THE BATTLE OF THE GENERALS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FALAISE POCKET - THE CAMPAIGN THAT SHOULD HAVE WON WORLD WAR II.

By: Blumenson, Martin.

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288 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). 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 destroy 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. Had 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 months. (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 light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing.

Title: THE BATTLE OF THE GENERALS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FALAISE POCKET - THE CAMPAIGN THAT SHOULD HAVE WON WORLD WAR II.

Author Name: Blumenson, Martin.

Categories: Military - World War II,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1993

ISBN Number: 0688118372

ISBN Number 13: 9780688118372

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 24669

Keywords: Falaise Gap, Harold Alexander, Avranches, Argentin, Omar Bradley, Brittany, Alan Brooke, Caen, Chambois, Operation Cobra, Miles Dempsey, Henry Crerar, Eisenhower, Wade Haislip, Courtney Hodges, Le Mans, George Marshall, Montgomery, Mortain, Operation Overlord, World War II, Second World War, Military Leaderships, Generals, Mid 20th Century military Actions, Falaise Pocket, Normandy, D-Day, Allies.,