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Merville Battery The Dives Bridges

Author : Carl Shilleto
ISBN : 9781783830008
Genre : History
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This battlefield guide is the companion work to Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated edition of the previous best selling Battleground Europe Series book Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery.This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 9 Para Bn of the British 6th Airborne Division on the German gun emplacement known as the Merville Battery on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The actions of 8 Para, 12 Para, Canadian 1 Para, attached engineer and support units, and commando raids in this area of Normandy are also told. In particular, the importance of destroying the five bridges, and a drainage culvert, in the Dives valley are explained along with the importance of taking and holding the high ground to the north-east of Caen. These combined actions resulted in the protection and securing of the left flank of the greatest combined military operation in history; Operation OVERLORD.In addition to explaining how these objectives were achieved, this battlefield guide relates the battles to the area as it is today. The book contains details of the museums, memorials, cemeteries and associated organizations. All of which will unravel the history of the area to the visitor and armchair traveler alike.To further aid the battlefield tourist, GPS data is also provided for either satellite navigation by vehicle or for viewing on Google Earth.
Category: History

Pegasus Bridge And Horsa Bridge

Author : Carl Shilleto
ISBN : 9781783830206
Genre : History
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This battlefield guide is the companion work to Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated edition of the previous best selling Battleground Europe Series book Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery.This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 2 Oxf Bucks and engineers of the British 6th Airborne Division, in six gliders, on the Caen Canal and River Orne bridges in the early hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944. It also describes part of the battle for the village of Bnouville by 7 Para and Ranville by 13 Para. It was the combination of these actions that allowed the link-up between the commandos and airborne troops on D-Day. Thereby, forming a bridgehead to help secure the eastern flank of the greatest combined military operation in history; Operation OVERLORD.In addition to explaining how these objectives were achieved, this battlefield guide relates the battles to the area as it is today. The book contains details of the museums, memorials, cemeteries and associated organizations. All of which will unravel the history of the area to the visitor and armchair traveler alike.To further aid the battlefield tourist, GPS data is also provided for either satellite navigation by vehicle or for viewing on Google Earth.
Category: History

D Day Documents

Author : Paul Winter
ISBN : 9781472906984
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Atlas Of The European Campaign

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781472826985
Genre : History
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In June 1944 the Allies opened the long-awaited second front against Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, and this was to be the start of a long struggle throughout Western Europe for the Allied forces in the face of stiff German resistance. The European Theatre was where the bulk of the Allied forces were committed in the struggle against Nazi Germany. It saw some of the most famous battles and operations of the war – Normandy, Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge – as the Allies sought to liberate Western Europe in the face of bitter and hard-fought German resistance. From the beaches of D-Day through to the final battles in war-ravaged Germany, the war across the breadth and depth of Western Europe is brought to life through scores of carefully researched and intricately detailed maps.
Category: History

D Day The First 72 Hours

Author : William F Buckingham
ISBN : 9780752496412
Genre : History
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The Allied invasion of occupied France began with the delivery of three airborne and six infantry divisions onto a 60-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. Accomplishing this involved over 1,200 transport aircraft, 450 gliders, 325 assorted warships and over 4,000 landing vessels. Operation Overlord, as the invasion was code-named, remains the largest amphibious invasion in history. This books tells the story hour-by-hour as it unfurled on the beaches, as experienced by the Allied troops. D-Day: The First 72 Hours covers the initial attacks made by airborne and special forces until the point where all the beachheads were secured.
Category: History

Dropzone Normandy

Author : Napier Crookenden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081197399
Genre : Normandy (France)
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Category: Normandy (France)

D Day 1944

Author : Ken Ford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114347193
Genre : History
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On the eastern most flank of the Allied landings in Normandy was Sword Beach. This book details how German counter-attacks prevented Caen from being taken on the first day and much blood was shed before it finally fell.
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Operation Tonga

Author : Jon Cooksey
ISBN : 1844152030
Genre : History
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The seizure of Pegasus Bridge by six glider borne platoons of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry under Major John Howard very early 6th June 1944, is one of the better-known stories of D-Day. Landing just yards from vital bridges over the River Orne and the Caen Canal near Benouville, Howard's men took and held the bridges in a remarkable coup de main operation with minimal casualties. The 7th Parachute Battalion dropped in soon afterwards to relieve Howard's men and the action remains, by any standards, a remarkable feat of arms. But it was only one act in a much grander production put on by 6th Airborne Division that night to secure and protect the eastern flank of the Allied landings inland from Sword, the British landing beach. Key bridges over the Dives had to be blown to foil possible German counter attacks and to north east, at Merville, a battery of guns which the allied planners thought could wreak havoc on the beaches and ships at sea, had to be eliminated. The task fell to the men of the 9th Parachute Battalion, whose actions in assaulting the Merville Battery became another D-Day epic - but for very different reasons."
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D Day Landing Beaches

Author : Georges Bernage
ISBN : 2840481375
Genre : History
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This spectacular, large format, full color, new book is quite simply the most impressive book of its type we have seen. Packed with over 200 photographs, maps and charts, the book is divided into the sectors associated with the Normandy landings in 1944. What's more it is extremely reasonably priced.
Category: History

The Wooden Sword

Author : Lawrence Wright
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081032018
Genre : Gliders (Aeronautics)
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Category: Gliders (Aeronautics)

A Rising Of Courage

Author : Daniel Ronald Hartigan
ISBN : WISC:89073143505
Genre : Fighter pilots
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Category: Fighter pilots

Fortress Europe

Author : Time-Life Books
ISBN : WISC:89070616610
Genre : History
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Details the German attempts to repel the Allies on the Western Front.
Category: History

Illustrated World War Ii Encyclopedia

Author : Eddy Bauer
ISBN : PSU:000025765359
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
File Size : 45.62 MB
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An unbiased account of the most devastating war known to mankind ... contains the original text previously published in the United Kingdom plus background articles by a group of distinguished historians ... enlivened with color photographs recently uncovered.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

Victory In Normandy

Author : David Belchem
ISBN : UOM:39015001018400
Genre : Normandy (France)
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Bogen beskriver forberedelserne til og gennemførelse af de allieredes invasion den 6. juni 1946.
Category: Normandy (France)

A Fierce Quality

Author : Julian James
ISBN : 9781473814059
Genre : History
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Alastair Pearson is one of the very small band of men to have achieved the distinction of winning the DSO and three bars. Add to this fact that he also won the Military Cross and is further entitled to the post-nominal letters CB, OBE, TD and HML and it will be readily understood that this is a book about a very remarkable man. Includes 12 black and white plates.
Category: History

D Day

Author : Tony Hall
ISBN : 0861016319
Genre : History
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This huge, in-depth recap of the planning, build-up and execution of D-Day begins with with hour-by-hour and beach-by-beach descriptions of the landings, each graphically illustrated with battle photography and full-color maps with explanatory keys. The book goes on to describe the fierce battles at Normandy, the Allied breakout into France and the liberation of Paris. Rare photography from archives and collections throughout the U.S., Great Britain and France is accompanied by color photographs of museum pieces and artifacts, including the uniforms and personal effects of Eisenhower, Montgomery, Patton and Bradlet, as well as personal mementos of U.S. Rangers and British airborne troops. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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D Day Beaches Revisited

Author : Patrice Boussel
ISBN : WISC:89000728600
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Beach-by-beach and landing-by-landing account of the Allied invasion of Europe at Normandy on June 6, 1944, with seven suggested tours of the area.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

Airborne Armour

Author : Keith Flint
ISBN : PSU:000055867986
Genre : History
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Despite all the works on airborne forces published since 1945, the full story of Britain's 'airborne armour' has remained untold. This book is intended to correct that omission. The story has two main strands - the project to fly tanks onto the battlefield to support airborne forces, and the history of the unit which operated those tanks and supported 6th Airborne Division in the ground role - the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment. The book is the result of considerable original research and contact with surviving members of 6th AARR. It contains the full development background of both airborne tanks, the British Tetrarch and American Locust, and also that of the Hamilcar glider. It examines rival or complimentary projects, in particular the German Me 321 Gigant glider, and analyses the extent to which the British airborne armour project was a success. The history of 6th AARR is traced back to the little known Special Service Squadrons of the RAC which were pioneers of armoured amphibious assault, and who saw action in the invasion of Madagascar in 1942. One of these squadrons became the Airborne Light Tank Squadron, which grew into the Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in time for D-Day. This unit flew 20 Tetrarch tanks into battle on the evening of D-Day in the first ever assault landing of tanks from the air, and did the same 10 months later when 8 Locust tanks were landed as part of the massive Rhine crossing operation. 6th AARR also had a proud history in ground combat in Normandy, the Ardennes, and Germany, often forming the spearhead for the advance of 6th Airborne Division. The unit has a fair claim to be the 'forgotten regiment' of British airborne forces, a fate which this book aims to put right. Airborne Armour describes and analyses a unique unit of the British army and some unique military operations.
Category: History

Victory Principles

Author : Leonard Kloeber
ISBN : 9781614484226
Genre : Business & Economics
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From a longtime leader in both military and business organizations, lessons inspired by World War II history that anyone can use. This practical book explores seven essential leadership principles that all successful leaders use, drawing from the compelling story of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Learn how you can put these same principles to work today as a leader in your own organization, your community, or your personal life. Vision Innovation and Learning Capability: People and Resources Timely Decisions: AIME Decision Model Operating Principles and Values Resilience Your Team and Team Building
Category: Business & Economics