Battleground World War IIOperation Dragoon - World War II

"The Big Picture" documentary about Operation Dragoon during World War II involving the Allied invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944. The 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. It enabled them to liberate most of France in a timespan of only four weeks, while inflicting heavy casualties to the German forces.

Produced by the U.S. Army

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