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Breakout at Normandy
Bando, Mark, 1949-
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Osceola, WI : MBI Pub., 1999.
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160 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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D756.5.N6 B344 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Author Mark Bando has interviewed more than 250 members of The 2nd Armored Division, a.k.a. Hell on Wheels-the group that broke through only to find themselves trapped in one of the most terrifying, confusing, and carnage-filled battles of World War II.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 4
Forewordp. 6
Chapter 1 Hell on Wheels--Benning to Berlinp. 8
Chapter 2 England to Omahap. 12
Chapter 3 Carentan--The Legend of Roosevelt's Butchersp. 18
Chapter 4 Der Kessel von Coutances (Cauldron of Coutances) In the Enemy Campp. 23
Chapter 5 Preparing for Cobrap. 30
Chapter 6 The CCA Joins the Breakthrough-- The Drive to Villebaudon and Tessy Sur Virep. 41
Chapter 7 CCB Joins the Race--Canisy to Notre Dame de Cenillyp. 47
Chapter 8 Notre Dame de Cenillyp. 58
Chapter 9 28 July--Race to Les Haut Vents and Tychsen's Waterloop. 67
Chapter 10 Morning Fight at La Pinetierep. 73
Chapter 11 Skirmish at Saint Denis and Beyondp. 78
Chapter 12 Cauldron of Ronceyp. 82
Chapter 13 Death Night Beginsp. 88
Chapter 14 Elsewhere on Death Nightp. 94
Color Galleryp. 97
Chapter 15 Death Night at Saint Denis Le Gastp. 115
Chapter 16 Death Night in La Lande Des Mortsp. 119
Chapter 17 Death Night at Lengronnep. 126
Chapter 18 Aftermath in the Land of the Deadp. 130
Chapter 19 Breakthrough Becomes Breakout--The Race to the Seine Riverp. 137
Chapter 20 Epilogue--After the Warp. 142
Notesp. 146
Bibliographyp. 155
Interviewsp. 156
Indexp. 159