A Traveller's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy by Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst

By Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst

A Traveller's consultant to D-Day and the conflict for Normandy covers the interval from June to August 1944 whilst the Allies stormed ashore, fought their manner in the course of the bocage nation of Normandy, and finally broke out in the course of the Avranches gap.
A new form of guidebook. This name supplies entire info about:
o significant battles and battlefields
o Memorials, websites, cemeteries, and statues
o the way to get there; what to see
o modern eyewitness accounts
o Then-and-now photos and maps
The advisor is helping us comprehend what it used to be prefer to have continued the ordeal of strive against. via their very own phrases, we study the sentiments of these younger women and men of many nationalities who fought and died. What have been their deepest strategies and fears? Their own stories? modern eyewitness debts are woven into the cloth of this publication, which has an immediacy and vividness that marks a brand new departure in guidebooks.

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General Gale, meanwhile, moved the 6th Airlanding Brigade from their positions near Cabourg and pushed on, bypassing Dozulé. Then, in the early hours of August 21st, the sky above Dozulé began to glow as orange and yellow flames rose from the village. The Germans had decided to retreat and razed the village to the ground as they left. The commandos moved in and occupied what was left. Passing through the commandos, the 6th Airborne Division Armored Reconnaissance Regiment pressed on with the aid of their Cromwell tank squadron.

Unable to inform battalion headquarters of their predicament (because their wireless set had been hit), Captain Baker led nine of his men to the water’s edge and swam across the river while the remainder of his company sheltered in the ditches. “B” Company, which was following up, was pinned down by machine gun fire from the overlooking hills on the eastern side of the valley and was unable to make any progress. Captain Baker and his small assault force were having more success and had managed to dislodge the Germans from the railway embankment, but they soon ran short of ammunition.

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