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D-Day 1944. 3, Sword Beach & the British airborne landings

Author: Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2002.
Series: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 105.
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"At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orme Canal bridge at Bénouville 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 Ouitreham as British 3rd Division swept ashore at Sword Beach. The battle would then  Read more...
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Title: D-Day 1944. 3, Sword Beach & the British airborne landings /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard
ISBN: 1841763667; 9781841763668
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Content: 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 -- 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 landings ; Counter-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.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
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 -- 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 landings ; Counter-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.
Responsibility: Ken Ford ; illustrated by Howard Gerrard.
Year: 2002.
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey,
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: D756.5 N6; Dewey No.: 940.542142
Series: Campaign ;; Number: 105; Variation: Campaign (Osprey Publishing) ; 105.
OCLC No.: 52357497

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"At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orme Canal bridge at Bénouville 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 Ouitreham as British 3rd Division swept ashore at Sword Beach. The battle would then begin to break through to relieve the paratroopers... [Here], Ken Ford details the assault of British 6th Airborne Division and the British landings on Sword Beach that secured the vital left flank of the invasion."--Back cover.
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