Finally, a terrain guide for this tragic, iconic beach. General Shuey, the author, was close to the action. As a young officer, he served under the orders of veterans of Omaha beach, like General Cota, and he commanded the celebrated 116th Infantry Regiment before taking command of all of the 29th Division at the end of his career. Section by section, with complete and detailed maps, he retraces the operations, putting emphasis on accounts from veterans, and he studies these engagements as they compare to the original military plans, and as regards the role played by the German positions. An indispensable complement to Omaha Beach by Georges Bernage.