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Normandy to VictoryThe War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army$
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John T. Greenwood

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125251

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.001.0001

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The Invasion of France and the Lodgment in Normandy, 2 June-24 July 1944

The Invasion of France and the Lodgment in Normandy, 2 June-24 July 1944

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(p.4) (p.5) Chapter 1 The Invasion of France and the Lodgment in Normandy, 2 June-24 July 1944
Source:
Normandy to Victory
Author(s):

William C. Sylvan

Francis G. Smith

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0002

This chapter deals with the details in the war diary of Gen. Courtney Hodges, which provide for mounting the invasion of France and establishing the Beachhead, covering the period June 2–June 10, 1944. It additionally provides the campaign to capture Cherbourg and expand the lodgment for the period June 11–July 24, 1944. The chapter notes that following the fall of Cherbourg, General Macon of the 83rd Div arrived at Headquarters, which started to move at 2230 into the line, to replace the 101st around the Carentan area. It further notes that at the end of the day all organized resistance ceased in Cherbourg, except in the arsenal. The chapter reports that on the morning of July 13, news came out that “Teddy” Roosevelt had died from a heart attack—a few hours after the General and Bill had chatted with him.

Keywords:   Courtney Hodges, invasion, France, Beachhead, Cherbourg, General Macon, Carentan area, Teddy Roosevelt

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