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The 56th Infantry Brigade and D-day : an independent infantry brigade and the campaign in north west Europe 1944-1945

Author: Andrew Holborn
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.
Series: Continuum studies in military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explains how the 56th Infantry Brigade was used in battle during the Allied advance through France during the Second World War. It considers the styles of war as carried out by British forces and casts new light on the effectiveness of British fighting units and their contributions in the liberation of France.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Holborn
ISBN: 9781441119087 1441119086
OCLC Number: 466343659
Description: 248 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. In the Wings; Continental War to Home Front; 2. Chosen for the Second Front; 3. From the sealed Camps to Sailing for Normandy; 4. Smashing through the German defences; 5. Fighting in the Bocage; 6. Holding the Right Flank; 7. Breakthrough; 8. Belgium to 'The Island'; 9. May 1944 The Hunger Winter and the taking of Arnhem; Conclusion; Appendix One: Badge 56th Brigade.; Appendix Two: Map Exercise Smash.; Appendix Three: Map Exercise Fabius; Appendix Four: 56th Brigade, Order of Beaching for D-Day.; Appendix Five: 50th Division Landing Phase Map.; Appendix Six: Map Bayeux to Juvigny. June 1944.; Appendix Seven: 56th Brigade Reinforcement Requirements.; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Continuum studies in military history.
Other Titles: Fifty-sixth Infantry Brigade and D-day
Responsibility: Andrew Holborn.

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A study that traces the journey made by the three battalions of the 56th (Independent) Infantry Brigade from 1940 through to the Normandy landings. It explains how an infantry brigade is used in  Read more...

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