D-Day 1944  Pt.3

By (author) Ford, Ken; Illustrated by Gerrard, Howard

On the eastern flank of the Allied landings in Normandy was Sword Beach, which was the responsibility of the British 3rd Division. Their objectives for D-Day were to join up with the Canadians landing on Juno and capture the town of Caen. In addition, they were to link up with the British airborne forces who were to secure the eastern flank of the beachhead. The leading waves landed at 7.30am and managed to get off the beach without heavy German resistance. This book looks at how the severe congestion on Sword Beach allowed the defending German forces, particularly the 21st Panzer Division, valuable time to react, preventing Caen from being taken on the first day, where much blood was shed before it finally fell.

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  • Origins of the Battle - Chronology - Opposing Commanders - Opposing Armies - Opposing Plans - The Landings - The Airborne Assault - Sword Beach - Holding and expanding the Beachhead - Aftermath - The Battlefield Today - Bibliography - Index

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書名 D-Day 1944
著作者等 Gerrard, Howard
Ford, Ken
書名別名 Sword Beach and British Airborne Landings Pt.3
シリーズ名 Osprey Campaign S. No.105
巻冊次 Pt.3
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 2002.07.17
ページ数 96p
大きさ H248 x W184
ISBN 9781841763668
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス