After nearly five years of conflict, British war stamina had been severely sapped. In contrast, the French, who had been excluded from the overall planning of D-Day, played an important role in Dragoon, a 1944 campaign which began on the beaches of the Riviera and ended in the cool, clear air of the Alpes Maritimes, the sacred ground of France. Documenting the liberation of the South of France, Robin Cross tells a tale of Allied code-breakers, Resistance fighters, and OSS agents who worked together to inflict on the Germany Army a blitzkrieg-style defeat, expunging the lingering memories of the catastrophe of 1940.
Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944
Author: Robin Cross.