Rangers Lead the Way

Taking a more critical look at the story, Steven Zaloga analyses every detail, from the intelligence failings to the boldness of the Rangers' in the face of such odds.

Rangers Lead the Way

Rangers Lead the Way

In the early hours of D-Day, 1944, a group from the US Army 2nd Rangers Battalion were sent on one of the legendary raids of World War II. The mission was to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach and assault the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc. It was thought that only a raid could ensure that the guns would remain silent during the D-Day landings. But allied intelligence was wrong.After climbing the cliffs under aggressive German fire and securing the battery site, the Rangers discovered that the guns themselves were no longer there. It was only due to the heroic actions of the Rangers involved that the guns were located in firing positions facing Utah beach and destroyed before they could be used. In the first of a brand new series for Osprey, this act of audacious daring is brought to life, complete with illustrated artwork, maps and rare German accounts. Taking a more critical look at the story, Steven Zaloga analyses every detail, from the intelligence failings to the boldness of the Rangers' in the face of such odds.

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Rangers Lead the Way
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the early hours of D-Day, 1944, a group from the US Army 2nd Rangers Battalion were sent on one of the legendary raids of World War II. The mission was to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach and assault the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc. It was thought that
Rangers Lead the Way
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Thomas Taylor, Robert J. Martin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

In this well-researched book by Thomas H. Taylor, you will see why the Rangers have become one of the U.S. Army's elite fighting groups. Discover their roots from the early days of Darby's Rangers through WWII and Korea. Maps show where they have been and action photographs capture the stress
Language: en
Pages: 76
Authors: Henry S. Glassman
Categories: World War, 1939-1945
Type: BOOK - Published: 1945 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 62
Authors: Yolanda V. Ford, Sharon Gephart
Categories: Cooking, American
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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Ranger Battalions Association, World War II.
Categories: Ranger Battalions Association, World War II Biennial Reunion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

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