Stand Where They Fought, Volume 1 by Carlton Joyce (SIGNED)
This is the history and guide of the events in the 1944 American Normandy campaign battlefields. 150 battlefields are described accompanied by 40 maps and aerial photos. The chapters are grouped per the operational objectives allowing the reader and/or tourist to comprehend and follow through and visit the action sites per each objective. The battlefields chronicle the background strategy, the story of the battle, pinpoints the location, identifies the American and German units involved, the awards, today’s evidence etc. The period covered is from D-day, June 6th, to the closing battles of the Falaise Pocket, August 21st. The Index allows the reader to search for a specific interest, the route of a division, regiment or battalion, atrocities, relics, airfields, cemeteries, museums, etc. The book memorializes the actions of the men and women who died and the veterans who survived this 77 day colossus campaign on these hallowed grounds in a foreign land.