Warfare in Pictures Gallery
At Gestapo headquarters in Warsaw people were often murdered in the holding cells simply by pointing the barrel of the gun through the spy hole and shooting. The damage to the wall opposite was created by numerous bullet strikes. Who knows how many people died in this spot.
Posted by: Simon Rees
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Dates in History
WWII: Start of Operation Dragoon
15th August 1944
Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944, during World War II. The successfull invasion was initiated via a parachute drop by the 1st Airborne Task Force, followed by an amphibious assault by elements of the U.S. Seventh Army, followed a day later by a force made up primarily of the French First Army.
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Anthony Tucker-Jones
Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in the south of France in August 1944, is seen as a sideshow supporting Operation Overlord, the crucial D-Day landings in Normandy. Often the operation is criticized as an expensive diversion of men and equipment from the struggle against the German armies in Italy. Yet,…
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