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CONTENTS

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PREFACE: SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
IN NORTHWEST EUROPE
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PLANNING AND PREPARATION1
The COSSAC Plan1
Development of Plan OVERLORD3
Logistical Problems11
German Miscalculations13
Preparatory Operations14
Enemy Capabilities17
THE ASSAULT19
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LODGEMENT AREA27
THE BREAKTHROUGH35
THE BATTLE OF THE FALAISE — ARGENTAN POCKET42
THE ADVANCE TO THE SEINE46
THE BUILD-UP AND THE ALLIED NAVIES52
THE ADVANCE FROM THE SEINE
TO THE GERMAN BORDER
61
CONSOLIDATION ON THE FRONTIER67
THE ARDENNES COUNTEROFFENSIVE75
PLANS FOR THE 1945 CAMPAIGN81
OPERATIONS TO REACH THE RHINE87
CROSSING THE RHINE96
THE ENVELOPMENT OF THE RUHR AND THE
JUNCTION WITH THE RUSSIANS
103
THE FINAL PHASE112
THE SURRENDER118
CONCLUSION121

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