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Walking the Salient

Walking the Salient

  • Author: Paul Reed
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 0850526175
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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Following on from Walking on the Somme, Reed has produced this remarkable voyage around the Ypres Salient, which saw some of the most memorable campaigns of WW1. Illustrated throughout, this book gives an insight for visitors and armchair travellers.

Mametz Wood

Mametz Wood

  • Author: Michael Renshaw
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473816165
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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The Battle for Mametz Wood is normally associated with the endeavours of the 38th Welsh Division and was the first of those great battles to secure possession of the woodlands of the Somme. The author looks at events after the 1st July, but also relates the story of the 17th Northern Division who attacked the quadrangle, a defensive system guarding the western approaches to the wood. Also related is the demise of both generals commanding these divisions who were sent home.

Juno Beach

Juno Beach

Canadian 3rd Infantry Division–July 1944

  • Author: Tim Saunders
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473815673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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By June 1944, Juno Beach was a key part of Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall, with no less than four major strong points along its length. German pillboxes were sited to sweep the beaches with machine gun fire and were surrounded by belts of barbed wire and mines. Leading the attack were the 3rd Canadian Division, supported by the specialist assault tanks of the 79th Armoured Division (Hobart's 'Funnies'). Despite careful planning, poor D-Day weather led to a piecemeal landing and heroic individual battles in the streets of the seaside towns.

Boom Ravine

Boom Ravine

Somme

  • Author: Trevor Pidgeon
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473812623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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The principal action that took place here in February 1917 was of short duration and failure but with fascinating overtones. This is the dramatic story of the events on the Somme after the great battle of 1916 ended and before the Germans withdrew to the Hindenburg Line. Its focus is on a ravine easily as impressive as that at Beaumont Hamel.

Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Normandy

Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Normandy

Construction and Destruction

  • Author: Paul Williams
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473828376
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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This highly informative book begins with an examination of the background to Germany's primary military objectives in relation to the western end of their self-styled 'Fortress Europe' including the early foundation of shore defences in northern France.In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall's role from attack to defence. Beach defences became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organisation began a massive building programme constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labour.Hitler appointed Rommel to formulate Germany's anti-invasion plans in early 1944. At the same time the Allies were making extensive studies of the fortifications and preparing for the challenge of overcoming this most formidable of obstacles.Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain's 79th Armoured Division, Sir Percy Hobart's 'Funnies', as they utilised their unique weaponry in support of Allied efforts to ensure the success of the invasion. The author draws on British, American, Canadian and German sources.Hitler's Atlantic Wall Normandy also includes information on war cemeteries along with travel information and accommodation suggestions and a guide to the relevant museums.

Walcheren

Walcheren

Operation Infatuate

  • Author: Andrew Rawson
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473820405
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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Describes the fierce campaign, codenamed INFATUATE, mounted in November 1944 to clear the way through to the port of Antwerp. The book describes the extraordinary courage of the Germans who fought to the bitter end.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

V corps' Battle for the Normandy Beachhead

  • Author: Tim KilvertJones
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 147381684X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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This book guides the reader through the battle for the V Corps beachhead, the fiercest and bloodiest of the Landings. A must for those inspired by Saving Private Ryan and many more.

The Battles of St Albans

The Battles of St Albans

  • Author: Peter Burley,Michael Elliott,Harvey Watson
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473819032
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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St Albans is unique in having been the site of two pivotal battles during the Wars of the Roses, yet this is the first book-length account to have been published. It offers a gripping account of the fighting, and of the politics and intrigue that led to it, and it incorporates the results of the latest research. The authors also plot the events of over 500 years ago onto the twenty-first century landscape of St Albans so that the visitor can retrace the course of each battle on the present-day ground.

Messines Ridge

Messines Ridge

  • Author: Peter Oldham
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 147381636X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 142
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The battle for the possession of the villages of Messines Ridge, Messines, Wytchaete, St. Eloi, took place in 1914-17, and the final battle for Messines in 1918. The 1917 Battle of Messines was preceded by 19 giant mine explosions and was the biggest military mining effort in history. This book gives comprehensive details of what happened where and when, together with what can be seen today, including maps of all the remnants and sites.

Serre

Serre

Somme

  • Author: Jack Horsfall,Nigel Cave
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473818052
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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The tiny French hamlet of Serre is the subject of this guide. It covers four battles for the high ground upon which Serre is situated: June 1915: July 1916: November 1916 and July and August 1918.