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Title D-Day 1944 (3) : Sword Beach & the British Airborne Landings.
Author Ford, Ken, 1943-
Publication Oxford : Osprey Pub., 2002.
Description 1 online resource (96 pages).
text file
Call # eBOOK
Series Campaign, 105
Campaign, 105.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 94) and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Imprint; Contents; Origins Of The Battle; The Lessons Of Dieppe; Caen The Key; Chronology; Opposing Commanders; Allied Commanders; German Commanders; Opposing Armies; The British Army; The German Army; Opposing Plans; 6th Airborne's Targets; The German Defensive Plan; 'Hobart's Funnies'; The Landings: The Airborne Assault; The Capture Of The Orne Bridges; The Capture Of The Merville Battery; The Destruction Of Bridges Over The River Dives; German Reaction To The Airborne Landings; The Landings: Sword Beach; The Run-In To The Beaches.
The German Reaction To The LandingsCounter-Attack By German 21st Panzer Division; Holding And Expanding The Bridgehead; 21st And 12th SS Panzer Counter-Attack; Aftermath; The Battlefield Today; Order Of Battle; Bibliography; Index.
Summary At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orne Canal bridge at BĂ©nouville in Normandy. A small group of British paratroopers burst from it and stormed the bridge within minutes. The Allied liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe had begun. Within a few hours landing craft would swarm towards Ouistreham as British 3rd Division stormed ashore at Sword Beach. The battle would then begin to break through to relieve the paratroopers. In the third of the D-Day volumes Ken Ford details the assault by British 6th Airborne Division and the British landings on Sword B.
Note Print version record.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Military operations, Aerial -- British. (OCoLC)fst01710205
France -- Normandy. (OCoLC)fst01210709
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Gerrard, Howard.
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: 9781841763668
ISBN 1846035600 (electronic bk.)
1849087210 (electronic bk.)
9781846035609 (electronic bk.)
9781849087216 (electronic bk.)

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