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The Waxed Moustache
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Publications on Carentan

on Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Can anyone please recommend some detailed publications on the fighting for & around Carentan, June 1944? I can find lots on surrounding fighting, such as the 82nd on the Contentin or the 29th beyond Omaha, but hardly anything on Carentan or the 101st beyond D-Day.

Thanks in advance!
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wolflord
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Re: Publications on Carentan

on Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:21 pm
For pictures i would buy this book



Carentan by Michel De Trez

I have the book about St.-Mere-Eglise and it is great. Only little text, but many great pictures.


Greetings
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The Waxed Moustache
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Re: Publications on Carentan

on Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Great, thanks.
NTM
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Re: Publications on Carentan

on Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Not read any but Mark Bando has written a number of books on the 101st in Normandy and beyond.

http://www.101airborneww2.com/books.html

Link includes books but some other authors too.

Worth checking some of the documents here

http://www.benning.army.mil/library/content/Virtual/Donovanpapers/wwii/index.htm
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Greebs
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Re: Publications on Carentan

on Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:27 pm


If you're willing to read around, rather than looking for the most information in the least number of books, this gives some account of FJR 6 (with some coverage given to to 17th SS) during the battle - but it's a regimental history, so covers from the formation to the end of the war.
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The Waxed Moustache
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Re: Publications on Carentan

on Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Thanks NTM and Greebs. I found some useful papers on the Benning archive (including a paper by a certain Lt. Speirs, 2/506 PIR, 101st!).

I have the Lions of Carentan on Kindle. Good book, and thanks for recommending.
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