Forgot your password?  

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 32 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 111 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
This section contains 383 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Study Guide

Chapter 32 Summary and Analysis

"When Can Their Glory Fade?" takes its title from Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade," and serves as the book's epilogue. Unloading ends on all beaches at 2200. Nearly 175,000 Allied troops are ashore at a cost of 4,900 casualties. The front covers ninety kilometers, minus a few gaps the Germans cannot exploit. Rommel is right: the Allies can keep him from rushing resources to the beaches, while they can bring in all they need. The Allies penetrate a mere 2-10 kilometers inland but they are through the Atlantic Wall everywhere, which took four years to construct and holds in some cases only an hour. It is one of history's greatest blunders. The Allies' mistakes - sending airborne at night, using bomber and warship fleets ineffectively, and heavily emphasizing the need to crack the Atlantic Wall so that weary troops believe their job...

(read more from the Chapter 32 Summary)

This section contains 383 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Study Guide
Copyrights
D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook