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Combat Operations in France South and East

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...

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...