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Gold Beach - Jig (Paperback)

JIG SECTOR and WEST - June 1944

WWII D-Day & Normandy Battlefield Guides WW2 Battlefield Guidebooks Battlefield Guides Normandy

By Major Tim Saunders
Imprint: Battleground
Series: Battleground Books: WWII
ISBN: 9780850528664
Published: 22nd January 2002
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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Amongst the veterans that Montgomery brought back with him from the Mediterranean to spearhead the D-day invasion, were West Country infantrymen of 231 Brigade. The Devons, Hampshires and Dorsets had already carried out assault landings in Sicily and in Italy and replaced another brigade that had been provisionally allocated to lead XXX Corps ashore on Jig sector of Gold Beach.Unknown to the Allies, a quality German Division had been moved forward to the coast. This was the same German Division that nearly halted the Americans at OMAHA and the West Countrymen had to fight extremely hard for their objectives. 231 Brigade faced the sternest test of all British troops on D-day.

A useful mixture of solid historical exposition, personal recollections, and advice on touring the battlefield.

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About Major Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders is a former Army officer and author of thirteen Battleground titles on a wide range of Second World War battles. Tim is now also a script writer, programme maker and presenter for Battleground History TV.

In addition he regularly leads battlefield tours, including to the scene of Glider Pilot actions in Sicily, Normandy. Arnhem and the Rhine.

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