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29-05-2015, 18:05

Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges

Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
Author: Carl Shilleto
Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
Pen and Sword Military
Battleground Europe
ISBN: 184415100X
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 42 Mb
Language: English

This battlefield guide is the companion work to Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated edition of the previous best selling Battleground Europe Series book Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery.This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 9 Para Bn of the British 6th Airborne Division on the German gun emplacement known as the Merville Battery on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The actions of 8 Para, 12 Para, Canadian 1 Para, attached engineer and support units, and commando raids in this area of Normandy are also told. In particular, the importance of destroying the five bridges, and a drainage culvert, in the Dives valley are explained along with the importance of taking and holding the high ground to the north-east of Caen. These combined actions resulted in the protection and securing of the left flank of the greatest combined military operation in history;

Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges