Operation
Barbarossa
  Operation
Citadel
  Operation
Dragoon
  Operation
Varsity
   
 
   
Operation Dragoon

Background



Dragoon Facts

Dragoon Maps



Books


Our Other Military Sites

World War II
Operation Barbarossa
1941 German Invasion of Russia
Operation Citadel
1943 The Battle of Kursk
Operation Dragoon
1944 Invasion of southern France
Operation Varsity
1945 Crossing the Rhine

Invasions That Never Were
Operation Sealion
1940 German invasion of England
Operation Olympic
1945 US invasion of southern Japan
Operation Coronet
1946 US invasion of northern Japan

Special Forces
Operation Entebbe
1976 Entebbe Airport Rescue
Operation Nimrod
1980 Iranian Embassy Siege

British Cold War Operations
Operation Musketeer
1956 Suez Crisis
Operation Corporate
1982 Falklands War
Operation Black Buck
1982 Vulcan raids on Port Stanley
Operation Granby
1990-91 Persian Gulf

British Post Cold War
Operation Herrick
2002- Afghanistan

 
   
Operation Dragoon   >   Books

   
 

Books about Operation Dragoon


Below are some books about Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France:


Your Comments

Please share your comments on this page:

   

Disclosure: The following book(s) details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you buy products from them after following a link from this website.

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France

By William Breuer

Brand: Presidio Press
Released: 1996-06-01
Paperback (288 pages)

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France
List Price: $14.95*
Lowest New Price: $29.80*
Lowest Used Price: $18.03*
*(As of 04:01 Pacific 21 Aug 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
The full dramatic story of the largest operation of its kind in the European War: an Allied seaborne and airborne assault that eventually involved a million troops.

British Light Dragoon (Napoleonic Horseman Book 3)

By Griff Hosker

Sword Books Ltd
Released: 2014-02-24
Kindle Edition (402 pages)

British Light Dragoon (Napoleonic Horseman Book 3)
 
Product Description:
Robbie Matthews is now a captain in the 11th Light Dragoons. Despite the peace he is soon sent to France to spy on Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion plans. Barely escaping with his life he returns to England to discover that not all of the new officers he has to work with accept him. He fights prejudice and envy. When he and his squadron are sent to Hanover to help fight against the invading French he has the chance to show his new comrades what a good cavalryman he is. The novel culminates in the rescue of British Civilians from French prison camps.

Operation Dragoon: The Invasion of the South of France, 15 August 1944 (Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War)

Helion and Company
Released: 2015-12-03
Hardcover (128 pages)

Operation Dragoon: The Invasion of the South of France, 15 August 1944 (Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War)
List Price: $69.95*
Lowest New Price: $44.14*
Lowest Used Price: $31.54*
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item.*
*(As of 04:01 Pacific 21 Aug 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The Allied landings that took place in Southern France in August 1944 represented both one of the concluding elements of the wartime Mediterranean campaign and a decisive follow-on to the invasion of Normandy that had taken place two months before. It was viewed by many at the time as something of a sideshow and not a significant part of the wider war effort. Considerable controversy surrounded the planning of what was originally known as ANVIL with the senior Allied political and military leaders heatedly debating the strategic rationale for such an operation. The maritime force of escort carriers, a gun support force, minesweepers, cargo vessels and heavy landing craft was commanded by an American admiral but a third of it was supplied by the Royal Navy. On the day of the landings the British cruiser HMS Argonaut fired the most rounds of any ship in the fleet. An overwhelming superiority in airpower and a lack of a cohesive German response meant that the landings were an overwhelming success. By the third day the Allies held a 50-mile front as much as 30 miles deep, a total of some 500 square miles. At least nine important towns were in Allied hands and spearheads were ten miles from the naval base of Toulon, ten miles from Cannes. Sea borne and airborne troops had met ashore and reinforcements and supplies were being landed in large quantities. As this Naval Staff History highlights even so ""The Champagne Campaign"", as it was later termed by many of those who had been involved, required considerable planning and the contribution provided by the Royal Navy had a significant part to in the final Allied success. With this came the capture of intact French ports and the establishment of a vital logistic hub would help safeguard the Allied drive through northwestern Europe. This is the second volume in Helion’s new series, 'Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War’. The series aims to make available to a broad authorship these indispensable studies of the key operations of the war.

Powered (Mech Wars Book 1)

By Scott Bartlett

Mirth Publishing
Released: 2017-07-10
Kindle Edition (360 pages)

Powered (Mech Wars Book 1)
 
Product Description:
Humanity is tired of losing. Enter the mech.

After the mysterious discovery of an alien mech inside a comet, Darkstream Security has finally completed its own design. They assign Chief Gabriel Roach with the task of whittling down hundreds of bright young recruits to form a team of elite mech pilots, which he will command.

Their mission: protect human colonies from the almighty Quatro.

A single Quatro can take down an entire squad of traditional soldiers. Bigger than a draft horse, more muscular than a grizzly, with jaws that splinter bone. And zero fear. They almost defeated humanity before, and now they’re back - in numbers we didn’t know they had.

But Roach is the perfect one for the job. Almost too perfect. The Quatro took from him the only woman he ever loved, and now, he’s determined to make one thing clear:

It’s them or him.

If you like mechs, you’ve come to the right place – welcome to Mech Wars, a military science fiction series. Download Powered to start this epic tale of grit and sacrifice today. Buckle up: these books will release quickly.

Barchetta's Lightning Brigade: Chapter 2, The Grand Invasion (The BLB)

By Michael Keegan

Released: 2014-10-05
Kindle Edition (48 pages)

Barchetta s Lightning Brigade: Chapter 2, The Grand Invasion (The BLB)
 
Product Description:
A lot has happened in the last near decade. Patrick and Thomas have grown into fine fighting men, though Thomas prefers calling the shots from C.I.C. to being out in the field. This suits Patrick fine, as he prefers to mix it up on the field. Merra, Khan Kerensky and Val are all reaching the ends of their life cycles, and this is devastating to Matt. Sending Merra with Val to NAIS to try to get FedCom to understand Clan technology, he knows it's a one way trip for the love of his life.
Meanwhile, the domination of the Periphery is churning right along, until they arrive at the system of Rushaven, where the Dragon makes trouble for the newly minted Fire Cat-in-Exile, trouble that costs the unit dearly...

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France by William Breuer (1996-06-01)

By William Breuer

Presidio Press (1996-06-01)
Paperback

Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France by William Breuer (1996-06-01)
Lowest New Price: $42.60*
Lowest Used Price: $24.17*
*(As of 04:01 Pacific 21 Aug 2017 More Info)


Click Here

The Riviera at War: World War II on the Côte d'Azur

By George G. Kundahl

I B TAURIS
Hardcover (336 pages)

The Riviera at War: World War II on the Côte d Azur
List Price: $28.00*
Lowest New Price: $17.80*
Lowest Used Price: $17.16*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:01 Pacific 21 Aug 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • I B TAURIS
Product Description:

In this riveting first-time history of World War II in the French Riviera, author and retired US Army General George G. Kundahl combines a military man’s eye for the tactical aspects of the conflict, with a storyteller’s voice for relating the complicated layers of the battles that raged among the many armies that fought in the area during the war, including the French resistance, the Allies, and the Nazis and Italian Fascists.

During World War II, three distinct forces opposed the Allies: Germany, Italy, and Japan. Few areas of the world experienced domination by more than a single one of these, but southeastern France – the region popularly known as the Riviera or Cote d'Azur - was one. Not only did inhabitants suffer through Italian Fascism and German Nazism, but also under a third hardship at times even more oppressive: the rule of Vichy France. Following a nine-month prelude, the reality of World War II burst onto the Riviera in June 1940, when the region had to defend itself against the Italian army. The war ended in April 1945, with a battle against German and Italian forces, meaning the Riviera fought longer than any other part of France.

Kundahl’s extensive work on the book included reviews of press records, military documents, and official reports, as well as archival and library research in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, California, London, Paris, and throughout the south of France. More than 30 individuals were interviewed, including those with family on the Vichy and Resistance sides, with the author sifting through the complex nature of memory in an occupied country to present an incredible story of little-known battles, resistance tactics, and more anecdotes of the war that will fascinate Francophiles and WWII historians alike. An area of France renowned for its Mediterranean resorts (including Cannes, where the film festival was first promoted in 1939, before the war), the Riviera would become a little-known battlefront that featured years of fighting.

The result is a book that tells for the first time the full story of World War II on the French Riviera, and includes dozens of previously unseen sources and photographs. Essential reading for anyone interested in wartime France and the history of World War II.

The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

By Alex Kershaw

Kershaw Alex
Released: 2013-10-15
Paperback (448 pages)

The Liberator: One World War II Soldier s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
List Price: $17.00*
Lowest New Price: $7.36*
Lowest Used Price: $2.30*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:01 Pacific 21 Aug 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • The Liberator One World War II Soldier s 500 Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau
Product Description:
The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War.
 
Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the Allied liberation of Europe—from the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich.

Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy and France, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard SS on the Fatherland's borders. Having miraculously survived the long, bloody march across Europe, Sparks was selected to lead a final charge to Bavaria, where he and his men experienced some of the most intense street fighting suffered by Americans in World War II.

And when he finally arrived at the gates of Dachau, Sparks confronted scenes that robbed the mind of reason—and put his humanity to the ultimate test.

Dynamo (Mech Wars Book 2)

By Scott Bartlett

Mirth Publishing
Released: 2017-07-10
Kindle Edition (278 pages)

Dynamo (Mech Wars Book 2)
 
Product Description:
The human body is no longer enough. The wars of the future will be fought with mechs.

Chief Roach's victory over the ferocious Quatro won't last long. Strange meteorites have fallen to the surface of Eresos, containing mechs - quadruped mechs, clearly designed for the enemy.

Now, Roach and the surviving members of Oneiri Team must escort these fearsome new weapons through a harsh alien wilderness, while defending against constant attack.

If the quad mechs fall into the enemy's possession before Roach can get them to the space elevator, humanity will lose the advantage granted by their own MIMAS mechs, and they’ll be right back to where they were: outmatched and overpowered by the murderous alien beasts.

Don’t miss this brand new, rapidly unfolding military science fiction series. Books 3 and 4 coming soon.

Defeat and Triumph: The Story of a Controversial Allied Invasion and French Rebirth

By Stephen Sussna

Brand: Xlibris Corporation
Paperback (740 pages)

Defeat and Triumph: The Story of a Controversial Allied Invasion and French Rebirth
List Price: $28.99*
Lowest New Price: $21.77*
Lowest Used Price: $7.45*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 04:01 Pacific 21 Aug 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Defeat and Triumph tells the story of the still controversial, important, dramatic but little known Allied invasion of the French Riviera on August 15, 1944. This was known as Operation Anvil and later renamed Operation Dragoon.

Notwithstanding the massive opposition of Winston Churchill, his military advisors, and many notable American generals, Dragoon happened. After suffering four years of humiliating and devastating defeat, French men and women were assisted by their American and British Allies and this invasion ensured World War II victory in Europe.

Defeat and Triumph: The Story of a Controversial Allied Invasion and French Rebirth thoroughly analyzes the pros and cons of Dragoon. The book provides a panoramic history of Operation Dragoon and related events in France, Germany, Great Britain, the United States, and the Mediterranean from 1940-1945.

The author is in the unique position of having served on Day of Dragoon as Helmsman of LST 1012 (Landing Ship Tank).The LST 1012 participated in the most dangerous and tragic event of the invasion.

He has gathered and analyzed a treasure trove of previously unpublished American, British, French and German archival materials, diaries, letters, periodical articles, maps and interviews.


   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Note: This site is not affiliated with nor endorsed by any military or government organization.

Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.