Operation Epsom

Author: Ian Daglish
Publisher: Pen & Sword
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This study brings together previously unseen evidence to present an important Normandy battle in very great detail. The unfolding action is illustrated using aerial photography of the battlefield and period army maps.

Operation Epsom

Author: Tim Saunders
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473816955
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Operation EPSOM was Montgomerys third attempt to take the city of Caen, which was a key British D-Day objective. This book takes us through the actions in vivid detail. Delayed by a storm, the attack, designed to envelop Caen from the west, eventually began at the end of June 1944.The Territorial Army battalions of 15th Scottish Division spearheaded the attacks through the well developed positions of 12th

Operation Goodwood

Author: Ian Daglish
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 1783034882
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the first book in our new series Over The Battlefield, we have chosen Ian Daglish to describe the events of Operation GOODWOOD, July 1944, the dramatic attempted British armored breakout from the Normandy bridge-head. This was the greatest armored battle undertaken by the British during the Second World War. What is so special about this book is the discovery and use of superb aerial photos taken during the fighting by the RAF. This amazing imagery makes it possible to trace the course of the battle and to track the movement of the armored regiments and troops of both sides. The effect is sensational and the reader is able to follow history in the making.

Operation Epsom

Author: Lloyd Clark
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750930086
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Operation 'Epsom, ' launched on June 29, was General Bernard Montgomery's third attempt to take the city of Caen, which had been a key D-Day objective. The attack deployed VIII Corps, consisting of 11th and Guards Armoured Divisions, 15th (Scottish) Division and 6th Independent Armoured Brigade.

Decision in Normandy

Author: Carlo D'Este
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1635762154
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“The best-researched, best-written account [of the Normandy Campaign] I have ever read.”—Drew Middleton, The New York Times Book Review One of the most controversial and dangerous military operations in the history of modern warfare, the battle for Normandy took over two years of planning from each country that made up the Allied forces. Mired to this day in myth and misconception, untangling the web of work that led to D-Day is nearly as daunting as the work that led to the day itself. Drawing from declassified documents, personal interviews, diaries, and more, Carlo D’Este uncovers what really happened in Normandy. From what went right to what went wrong, D’Este takes readers on a journey from the very first moment Prime Minister Churchill considered an invasion through France to the last battles of World War II. Loaded with photos, maps, and first-hand accounts, readers can trace the incredible road to victory and the intricate battles in-between. A comprehensive look into the military strategy surrounding the second World War, Decision in Normandy is an absolute essential for history buffs.

Battle of the Odon

Author: Georges Bernage
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 9781473857612
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The Battle of the Odon evokes the clash between the British Army and the II SS-Panzer Korps, as they attacked across the Odon Valley during Operation "Epsom" in June 1944. Using contemporary photographs and documents, this book provides day-by-day details of the operation that was just one part of what is commonly referred to as the 'Battle of Normandy'.

Operation Bluecoat

Author: Ian Daglish
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848840497
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After seven weeks of bitter fighting there was a desperate need to break out of the Normandy bridgehead. In late July 1944 Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey’s Second Army moved two entire corps from the Caen sector to the relatively quiet countryside around Caumont. Here, the British XXX Corps prepared to give battle, with VII Corps advancing in support on the right flank between XXX Corps and the American first Army. The offensive did not go to plan. While the XXX Corps attack stalled, VIII Corps surged ahead. With the experienced 11th Armoured and 15th Scottish Divisions in the lead and Guards Armoured close behind, a deep penetration was made, threatening to take the pivotal city of Vire and unhinge General Hausser’s German Seventh Army. The main narrative of this book will span the initial break-in from Caumont on 30 July, through the armored battles of the following days, to the desperate German counter-attacks of 4 – 6 August, the no less desperate German defense of Estry up to the middle of the month, and the final withdrawal from Normandy. The book also examines Monty’s refusal to seize Vire, the disputed Anglo-American border and the Operation’s impact on the German Mortain offensive.

Operation Bluecoat

Author: Ian Daglish
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783034475
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After seven weeks of bitter fighting there was a desperate need to break out of the Normandy bridgehead. In late July 1944 Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey’s Second Army moved two entire corps from the Caen sector to the relatively quiet countryside around Caumont. Here, the British XXX Corps prepared to give battle, with VII Corps advancing in support on the right flank between XXX Corps and the American first Army. The offensive did not go to plan. While the XXX Corps attack stalled, VIII Corps surged ahead. With the experienced 11th Armoured and 15th Scottish Divisions in the lead and Guards Armoured close behind, a deep penetration was made, threatening to take the pivotal city of Vire and unhinge General Hausser’s German Seventh Army. The main narrative of this book will span the initial break-in from Caumont on 30 July, through the armored battles of the following days, to the desperate German counter-attacks of 4 – 6 August, the no less desperate German defense of Estry up to the middle of the month, and the final withdrawal from Normandy. The book also examines Monty’s refusal to seize Vire, the disputed Anglo-American border and the Operation’s impact on the German Mortain offensive.

Orne Bridgehead

Author: Lloyd Clark
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750930093
Format: PDF
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6th British Airborne Division's attacks on 'Pegasus' Bridge and the Merville Battery are remembered as two of the most remarkable actions which took place in Normandy on June 6th, 1944. The division fought for far longer than just one day, however, achieving a great deal of success by securing the Allied left flank and creating a firm base from which a breakout into the French interior could be launched. The strengths, weaknesses and sheer drama of airborne warfare are all encapsulated in the opening week of the division's operations in Normandy as its lightly armed but highly trained and motivated troops sought to overcome a more heavily armed enemy desperate to unhinge the invasion. Starting with an examination of 6th Airborne Division, its plan and the German opposition, Lloyd Clark provides an overview of British operations east of the River Orne from the initial landings in the early hours of June 6th to the capture of Breville seven days later. The battlefield tours which follow include the famous and dramatic assaults on 'Pegasus' Bridge and the Merville Battery, but also the lesser known struggle to secure the British southern flank around Le Bas de Ranville, Longueval and St. Honorine on June 6th-7th and the Battle of Breville on June 12th.