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Combat Operations in France South and East

3-ID (Anvil-Dragoon) French Riviera

The preliminary planning for Operation Anvil-Dragoon, an Operation first code-named 'Anvil' and later changed to 'Dragoon' because it was believed that the original name had been compromised, was for an operation to be conducted in conjunction with Operation Overlord...

Operation Dragoon – Planning

The invasion of Southern France, Operation Dragoon, was characterized by an 'on again - off again', attitude at the highest political levels. Sir Winston Churchill (Prime Minister of the UK) had always favored an invasion of the Balkans, to...