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Apr 09 Notes - 04-09-2007 Continued US stalemate Bocage and...

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04-09-2007 Continued US stalemate Bocage and marecageuses (the marshy contentine plain) German soldiers and equipment Should the British have known about the bocage? Should they have told us about them? Since Monty held US should make the breakout? Break through-Breakout necessity No WWII stalemate repetition Who should make the breakthrough and breakout? Monty: The Americans, he threw them under the bus, not acting in good faith Monty the pivot: Yanks the breakthrough Who had the armor? Who had the confidence? Who had the ego? Who tried repeatedly to breakout? Operation “Goodwood” 40,000 casualties and 270 tanks Battle of St. Lo, 7-18-1944 5,000, 40,000 in July Operation Cobra Omar Bradley and Gen. “lightening Joe” Collins 7,000 yd. Moonscape south of St. Lo-Perrier Rd. Air power and artillery Lightning Joe, Rhino tanks, and Maurice Rose Enter George Patton, 7-27-1944 John Wood, 4 th armored, the American Rommel Elwood “Pete” Quesada Tactical air power Reconnaissance, Jaeger bombers
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COMM 082 taught by Professor Dempsey during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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