D-Day 1944 (3)

Sword Beach & the British Airborne Landings

D-Day 1944 (3) cover

D-Day 1944 (3)

Sword Beach & the British Airborne Landings

Description

At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orne 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 Ouistreham as British 3rd Division stormed ashore at Sword Beach. The battle would then begin to break through to relieve the paratroopers. In the third of the D-Day volumes Ken Ford details the assault by British 6th Airborne Division and the British landings on Sword Beach that secured the vital left flank of the invasion.

Product details

Published Mar 15 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846035609
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 105
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Ken Ford

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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