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Lawton Collins, Lightning Joe (1979). For more on the short bombing preceding COBRA, see John J. Sullivan, “The Botched Air Support of Operation COBRA,” Parameters 18 (March 1988): 97–110. A popular work on the liberation of Paris is Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, Is Paris Burning? (1965). S. troops on parade in Paris.

F. W. Winterbotham first revealed to an astonished world in 1974 that the British had broken the German ENIGMA code early in the war and that Allied commanders had regular access to deciphered German radio intercepts, many observers called for a revision of the history of World War II. At least with regard to the campaign in northern France, this does not appear to be necessary. In the case of the German attack at Mortain, Winterbotham and Ronald Lewin have claimed that ULTRA alerted Bradley four days prior to the attack.

Lawton Collins, Lightning Joe (1979). For more on the short bombing preceding COBRA, see John J. Sullivan, “The Botched Air Support of Operation COBRA,” Parameters 18 (March 1988): 97–110. A popular work on the liberation of Paris is Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, Is Paris Burning? (1965). S. troops on parade in Paris.

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