The D Day Landing On Gold Beach

Author: Andrew Holborn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441173404
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The D Day Landing On Gold Beach from the Author: Andrew Holborn. The Normandy landings of 6 June 1944, across five sectors of the French coast - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - constituted the largest amphibious invasion in history. This study analyses in depth the preparations and implementation of the D-Day landing on Gold Beach by XXX Corps. Historians have tended to dismiss the landing on Gold Beach as straightforward but the evidence points to a different reality. Armour supported the infantry landing and prior bombing was intended to weaken German defences; however, the bulk of the bombing landed too far inland, and many craft foundered in difficult conditions at sea. It was the tenacity of the assault units and the flexibility of the follow up units which enabled the Gold landing to secure the right flank of the British Army in Normandy. Using detailed primary evidence from The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, this volume provides a substantial assessment of the background to the landing on Gold, and analyses the events of D-Day in the wider context of the Normandy Campaign.

Gold Beach Jig

Author: Tim Saunders
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9780850528664
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Gold Beach Jig from the Author: Tim Saunders. Amongst the veterans that Montgomery brought back with him from the Mediterranean to spearhead the D-day invasion, were West Country infantrymen of 231 Brigade. The Devons, Hampshires and Dorsets had already carried out assault landings in Sicily and in Italy and replaced another brigade that had been provisionally allocated to lead XXX Corps ashore on Jig sector of Gold Beach.Unknown to the Allies, a quality German Division had been moved forward to the coast. This was the same German Division that nearly halted the Americans at OMAHA and the West Countrymen had to fight extremely hard for their objectives. 231 Brigade faced the sternest test of all British troops on D-day.

Gold Beach

Author: Christopher Dunphie
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473814669
Size: 75.23 MB
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Gold Beach from the Author: Christopher Dunphie. The two authors, both formerly senior professional soldiers, have compiled an easy-to-follow itinerary to the British landings on 6 June 1944 on Gold Beach and the ensuing bitter fighting. Covered in detail are the actions which earned CSM Hollis of the Green Howards his VC and other inspiring battle stories

D Day Documents

Author: Paul Winter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472906985
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D Day Documents from the Author: Paul Winter. Published in partnership with the National Archives, D-Day Documents is a commemorative collection of previously unpublished documents marking the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. This unprecedented book contains not only 21st Army Group intelligence reports on 'Omaha' Beach, RAF Photographic Reconnaissance prints and the ship's log of HMS Warspite but various other important official documents covering different aspects of Operations Neptune and Overlord. Crucially, this single volume brings together for the first time the war diary entries of all Anglo-Canadian 'spear-head' units and regiments who landed in France on 6 June 1944. A unique publication, which celebrates one of the most momentous days in modern military history, D-Day Documents will fascinate anyone with an interest in the Second World War, as well as offering an invaluable primary source for military historians.

56th Infantry Brigade And D Day

Author: Andrew Holborn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441198342
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56th Infantry Brigade And D Day from the Author: Andrew Holborn. Trained as an assault brigade, the 56th landed on D-Day and successfully liberated Bayeux the following day. It was then employed in the crossing of the River Seine and the assault on Le Havre, before fighting across Belgium and Holland culminating in the final assault on Arnhem in April 1945, by which time the brigade had served in four different divisions. No previous study has sought to explain how an infantry brigade is used in battle, let alone one holding the title 'Independent'. Holborn considers the styles of war as carried out by British forces and casts new light on the effectiveness of British infantry units and their contribution to war effort. Extensive use has been made of new primary evidence from The National Archives, Imperial War Museum Archive and Regimental Museums. The evidence is used to explore issues pertinent to life in the Army at home during the war, training for war and the Campaign in North West Europe, as well as the role of the battalion.

The Normandy Campaign 1944

Author: John Buckley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134203047
Size: 30.97 MB
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The Normandy Campaign 1944 from the Author: John Buckley. With essays from leading names in military history, this new book re-examines the crucial issues and debates of the D-Day campaign. It tackles a range of core topics, placing them in their current historiographical context, to present new and sometimes revisionist interpretations of key issues, such as the image of the Allied armies compared with the Germans, the role of air power, and the lessons learned by the military from their operations. As the Second World War is increasingly becoming a field of revisionism, this book sits squarely within growing debates, shedding new light on topics and bringing current thinking from our leading military and strategic historians to a wider audience. This book will be of great interest to students of the Second World War, and of military and strategic studies in general.

D Day

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671673343
Size: 22.81 MB
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D Day from the Author: Stephen E. Ambrose. Chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides and the ramifications of the battle


Author: Clare Hargreaves
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781860113550
Size: 60.49 MB
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Normandy from the Author: Clare Hargreaves. Cadogan’s guide to Normandy gives a fresh insight to this lush region’s famous landmarks: Mont-St-Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, Monet’s garden and the historic high-rise port at Honfleur.