The Donbass Salient and WW2 Normandy, the…

On June 6th, 1944, the Western Allies landed on the French Normandy coast. They faced the fortifications that the German army had spent years building, together with a geography of small towns and hedgerow-bounded fields; an environment that lent itself to the advantage of a defensive war. It took to the end of July for the Allies to break out from Normandy, even with absolute air superiority and a great advantage in numbers. The Allies utilized extensive carpet bombing, and the destruction of supply routes, to aid the breakout. Once the breakout was achieved, the Allies advanced at a rapid rate only stopped by supply chain and supporting column issues; stopping at the Rhine. This is an excellent documentary on Operation Cobra, which lead to the breakout from Normandy.

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