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By Carl Shilleto

This battlefield consultant is the better half paintings to Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge. jointly, those books shape the totally revised and up to date version of the former top promoting Battleground Europe sequence e-book Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery.

This ebook examines, in nice aspect, the assault via nine Para Bn of the British sixth Airborne department at the German gun emplacement referred to as the Merville Battery on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The activities of eight Para, 12 Para, Canadian 1 Para, connected engineer and aid devices, and commando raids during this region of Normandy also are advised. particularly, the significance of destroying the 5 bridges, and a drainage culvert, within the Dives valley are defined besides the significance of taking and protecting the excessive floor to the north-east of Caen. those mixed activities led to the security and securing of the left flank of the best mixed army operation in historical past; Operation OVERLORD.

In addition to explaining how those pursuits have been accomplished, this battlefield advisor relates the battles to the world because it is this day. The e-book includes info of the museums, memorials, cemeteries and linked agencies. All of in order to get to the bottom of the background of the realm to the customer and armchair traveller alike.

To extra reduction the battlefield vacationer, GPS info is usually supplied for both satellite tv for pc navigation by means of motor vehicle or for viewing on Google Earth.

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