May 21, 1944 · n.p.
Interesting addendum sheets to the Operation Neptune plan for the invasion of Normandy, the initial phase of the larger Battle for Normandy as planned out on Operation Overlord. The Overlord plan started to take shape in the spring of 1943 and throughout 1943 and early 1944, efforts to secure information on the disposition of enemy forces along the Atlantic Wall, guns, obstructions, and coastal defenses were slowly pieced together. This was one of the largest invasion forces ever assembled and everything needed careful military planning. The main Operation Overlord plan was constantly changing with addenda as new information became available. This piece has the name Mr. Kaplan at upper top right on the first page and the information in these sheets is more related to the American Sector in Western Normandy. Right up to the invasion day itself new information was becoming available. The complexities of Operation Overlord make it one of the greatest military strategy documents of the Modern Age." (Inventory #: 58120)