The Cover-up at Omaha Beach

The Cover-up at Omaha Beach

D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery

Book - 2014
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"The purpose of this book is primarily to correct one of the largest 'mistakes' made surrounding the history of D-Day--that is the omission of the Maisy Battery in the history of the defence of France--6 June 1944. ... I am hoping to tell more of the Rangers' story on D-Day and where appropriate I have included pieces from other members of the armed forces fighting alongside or near to the Rangers. In particular, the achievements of the 5th Battalion of the Rangers have often been overshadowed by the 2nd Battalion's efforts, as reported at Pointe du Hoc. Yet a number of men from the 5th Battalion were at Pointe du Hoc on D-Day. Equally, a number of men from the 2nd Battalion were at Maisy and did the same. This book is all about telling more of the Rangers' story in Normandy in greater detail and where possible, through the men themselves. These are their words and history.--Author's preface.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781629143286
1629143286
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)

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Jan 25, 2015

But deaths in battle seldom involve dignity.

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Jan 25, 2015

Were counting on the Rangers to lead the way.

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Jan 25, 2015

Colonel Rudder insisted that since his men were to do the dying they should always be entrusted with the reason why.

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Jan 25, 2015

Why is the battery at Pointe du Hoc always listed in accounts as having six guns when it did not have any on the day?

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Jan 25, 2015

Someone ordered the burying of part of the Maisy Battery and that was well before the end of the war and not for the benefit of local farmers,

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