After The Battle Issue No. 138

After The Battle Issue No. 138

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After The Battle Issue No. 138

The Battle for SAINT-LÔ




Author:Karel Margry
Language:English Text
Format:Magazine
Dimensions:Soft cover, 8.5" x 11"
Pages:56 pages
Photos:b+w wartime photos and present day color comparisons
Maps:Some maps
Publisher:After The Battle, UK
Item No. ATB-138



  • THE BATTLE FOR SAINT-LÔ - As General Omar N. Bradley's US First Army made its way inland following the successful D-Day landings in Normandy of June 6, 1944, the immediate objective was to capture the Cotentin peninsula and secure the viatal port of Cherbourg. On the remainder of their front the Americans essentially went into a holding pattern, waiting for the fall of Cherbourg, at which point all energies would be directed towards a break-out to the south. The axis for any such attack lay along the main road south from Carentan, leading to the key objective, the city of St Lô. Phillip Bradley tells the story.
  • Following my Father's Footsteps - Jean Paul Pallud tells us the moving story of his father's involvement in the Second World War and re-traces his footsteps today.
  • From the Editor - Readers' letters and follow-up stories on previous issues.