Monty’s Northern Legions

Patrick Delaforce

 
Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781553992
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Monty's desert legions - 7th Armored Division, 51st Highland Division and 50th Northumbrian Division - helped him win at El Alamein and throughout North Africa, and eventually in North West Europe after D-Day. Monty's Northern Legions is the story of two distinguished formations who played significant roles in the liberation of North West Europe. 50th Tyne Tees Division was a fine infantry division first blooded at El Alamein and later in Sicily. Monty gave 50th Division the dangerous honor of attacking on D-Day in the first wave ashore on 'Gold' Beach. The only D-Day Victoria Cross was awarded to CSM Hollis of the Green Howards. The division fought through the Normandy campaign up towards the German border before disbandment in late 1944. 15th Scottish Division's three brigades swept into Normandy in Operation 'Epsom', Monty's first great battle for Caen. They fought their way through France and the Low Countries and were one of two assault divisions entrusted with storming across the Rhine in Operation 'Plunder'.

About The Author
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Patrick Delaforce served with 11th Armoured Division during the advance through NW Europe.After a career in the wine trade he became a professional writer. Among his books in print with Pen and Sword are Churchill’s Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy, Wellington Le Beau and Monty’s Marauders.

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