Sword, Objectif Caen

Georges Bernage

Date Published :
September 2011
Publisher :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782840482888
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


French Text

June 6, 1944, the 3rd British Infantry Division, considerably reinforced (with an armored unit, special tanks, and a commando unit), landed on Sword Beach, while during the night, paratroopers from the 6th Airborne Division had already created a bridgehead to the northeast of Caen. In Bernage’s work, we encounter not only the German forces confronting the the powerful forces advanced by the Allies, but also the major protagonists, many of whom have become legendary—Lord Lovat, Bill Millin, Major Howard, Commander Kieffer and his French commandos—and their adversaries, Major von Luck or Lieutenant Höller. Sword presents a crucial page of history, brutally unfolded before Caen, the town that was martyred and which was only rescued after a long month of combat.

About The Author

The historian Georges Bernage is one of France's premier experts on the 1944 Normandy Invasion. He has published over forty books on the subject since 1978.

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