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I recently added a new article to the Line of Departure Online Features site. This is another military history project, and a pretty extensive one, dealing with Patton's campaign in Brittany immediately after the Normandy breakout. Long-planned, it was supposed to secure the port capacity of the region to sustain the main drive toward the Seine and then the Rhine. In actual events, it became a backwater. A quick seizure of the ports was stopped by German resistance, along with insufficient and unsuitable force commitments by the Americans. Further, the Germans proved their sense of thoroughness through their destruction of the most important ports, especially the main prize of Brest.
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