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Gold Beach (Hardcover): Simon Trew

Gold Beach (Hardcover)

Simon Trew

Series: Battle Zone Normandy

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On D-Day, British XXX Corps was ordered to break open the German defences on Gold Beach and advance to capture Bayeux. Its commander, Lieutenant-General G.C. Bucknall, chose the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, a veteran formation blooded in North Africa, to spearhead the landing, supported by 47 Royal Marine Commando. Despite poor weather conditions hampering the planned armoured support, the assaulting infantry overcame stiff resistance and heavy casualties to storm the beach. By noon Gold Beach was in full use as a reception and dispersal site, with all four brigades of 50th Division ashore and pressing inland. Although Bayeux was not taken, the defences towards Arromanches were quickly cleared, securing the site of the first artificial harbours so vital to the Normandy campaign. The arrival of 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats), also North Africa veterans, in the days following D-Day consolidated the beachhead in the face of mounting German resistance, setting the scene for further penetration inland.

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Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Battle Zone Normandy
Release date: May 2004
First published: May 2004
Authors: Simon Trew
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-0-7509-3011-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Land forces & warfare
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Land forces & warfare > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 0-7509-3011-X
Barcode: 9780750930116

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