Retreat to the Reich

The German Defeat in France, 1944

Book Description

  • The story of the Normandy campaign from a German perspective
  • Covers every point of view, from soldiers in the field to generals at high command

    The Allied landings in France on June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the German defeat in the West. Military historian Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., vividly recaptures the desperation of the Wehrmacht as its thin gray line finally snapped amidst brutal hedgerow-to-hedgerow fighting in Normandy and as the survivors fled the Allied steamroller in a mad dash back to the Reich. With colorful descriptions and informative details, Mitcham recounts the German military retreat and the erosion of Germany's stronghold in Europe--as viewed through the eyes of a defiant, but ultimately defeated, Wehrmacht.

  • About Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr.

    Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana.