On June 6th, 1944, the Allied invasion of France began, an undertaking that involved 12,000 planes, 7,000 ships, and over 160,000 men on the first day alone. After a brief, but bloody struggle, the beachheads were secured, and the land campaign could begin. The Allied troops would face bitter fighting in the hedgerows of Normandy for the next month before Operation Cobra, the operation to break out from the Normandy beachhead, began. The battle for Normandy would go on for more than two months, with Allied troops pushing south and east into France. It would see counterattacks by the Germans at Mortain, and the closing of the Falaise pocket. It would include the liberation of Paris, and the German retreat across the Seine. At the end of August, the Commonwealth troops in the north would plan to move through the Low Countries, while the Americans attempted to push to the Rhine through Lorraine. The end of the war was growing nearer.
This book presents ten exciting and balanced historical battles for Command Decision covering the fighting in the American sector from June to September 1944. These scenarios come complete with historical summaries, detailed maps, and carefully-researched orders of battle. Also included is an overview history of the campaign, as well as complete data charts for the scenarios.