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D-Day : Gold Beach

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On 6 June 1944, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division spearheaded the British landing at Gold Beach, near the coastal resort of Arromanches. Despite poor weather conditions, the assault troops overcame determined opposition to establish a beachhead and win the only Victoria Cross awarded on D-Day. By the next day Gold Beach was in full use as a reception and dispersal site, with all four brigades of 50th Division and numerous supporting units ashore and driving inland. Starting with an analysis of the two sides and their plans, Simon Trew describes the battle for Gold Beach and how British attempts to exploit their initial success were frustrated by bitter German resistance. Four detailed battlefield tours follow, covering some of the most dramatic actions fought by the 50th Division and its attached units during the opening stages of one of the most important battles in history. SIMON TREW, Deputy Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is an acknowledged expert in his field and has recently appeared in the BBC's commemoration programmes on the D-Day Landings. He is Series Editor and has also written Battle for Caen in the series.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 14mm | 421.84g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752460609
  • 9780752460604
  • 1,253,584

About Simon Trew

SIMON TREW, Deputy Head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is an acknowledged expert in his field and has recently appeared in the BBC's commemoration programmes on the D-Day Landings. He is Series Editor and has also written Battle for Caen in the series.show more

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