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Battle Zone Normandy: Gold Beach

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On D-Day, Commander, Lieutenant-General G.C. Bucknall, chose the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, a veteran formation blooded in North Africa, to spearhead the landing at Gold Beach, supported by 47 Royal Marine Commando. Despite poor weather conditions hampering the planned armoured support, the assaulting infantry overcame stiff resistance and heavy casualties to storm the beach. By noon Gold Beach was in full use as a reception and dispersal site, with all four brigades of 50th Division ashore and pressing inland. Although Bayeux was not taken, the defences towards Arromanches were quickly cleared, securing the site of the first artificial harbours so vital to the Normandy campaign. The arrival of 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats), also North Africa veterans, in the days following D-Day consolidated the beachhead in the face of mounting German resistance, setting the scene for further penetration inland. Includes: archive and colour photographs, colour mapping and detailed descriptions of battlefiled tours

Item details

Author(s):
Trew, Simon
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075093011X
ISBN-13:
9780750930116
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing Ltd 2004

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On D-Day, Commander, Lieutenant-General G.C. Bucknall, chose the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, a veteran formation blooded in North Africa, to spearhead the landing at Gold Beach, supported by 47 Royal Marine Commando. Despite poor weather conditions hampering the planned armoured support, the assaulting infantry overcame stiff resistance and heavy casualties to storm the beach. By noon Gold Beach was in full use as a reception and dispersal site, with all four brigades of 50th Division ashore and pressing inland. Although Bayeux was not taken, the defences towards Arromanches were quickly cleared, securing the site of the first artificial harbours so vital to the Normandy campaign. The arrival of 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats), also North Africa veterans, in the days following D-Day consolidated the beachhead in the face of mounting German resistance, setting the scene for further penetration inland. Includes: archive and colour photographs, colour mapping and detailed descriptions of battlefiled tours

Author(s):
Trew, Simon
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075093011X
ISBN-13:
9780750930116
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing Ltd 2004

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