By Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst
A Traveller's advisor to D-Day and the conflict for Normandy covers the interval from June to August 1944 while the Allies stormed ashore, fought their approach during the bocage nation of Normandy, and at last broke out throughout the Avranches gap.
A new type of guidebook. This name offers entire info about:
o significant battles and battlefields
o Memorials, websites, cemeteries, and statues
o how one can get there; what to see
o modern eyewitness accounts
o Then-and-now pictures and maps
The consultant is helping us comprehend what it was once wish to have persisted the ordeal of strive against. via their very own phrases, we examine the emotions of these younger women and men of many nationalities who fought and died. What have been their inner most suggestions and fears? Their own thoughts? modern eyewitness bills are woven into the cloth of this e-book, which has an immediacy and vividness that marks a brand new departure in guidebooks.
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Additional resources for A Traveller's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
Aptly named Operation Paddle, the offensive began on August 17th after the Germans were finally seen retreating. With much of the area still underwater (a legacy of Rommel’s anti-invasion defenses), Gale chose to make his main advance along a route that ran from Troarn toward Dozulé and Putot en Auge. From here the advance would continue over the River Touques at Pont L’Évêque; through Beuzeville, Pont Audemer, over the River Risle, and finally to the mouth of the River Seine. At the same time the 6th Airlanding Brigade, the Dutch Princess Irene Brigade, and the Belgian Piron Brigade would move northeastward through their front line at Sallenelles toward Merville and begin clearing the remaining German positions along the coast toward Cabourg.
Musée du Débarquement – Utah Beach (The Utah Beach Landings Museum). Tel: 02. 33. 71. 53. 35. St Martin-des-Besaces. Musée de la Percée du Bocage (The Bocage Breakthrough Museum). Tel: 02. 31. 67. 52. 78. St Mère Église. Musée des Troupes Aéroportées (Airborne Troops Museum). Tel: 02. 33. 41. 41. 35. Surrain. Musée de la Liberation (The Liberation Museum). Tel: 02. 31. 22. 57. 56. Tilly-sur-Seulles. Musée de la Bataille de Tilly (The Battle of Tilly Museum). Tel: 02. 31. 80. 80. 26. MAIN TOURISM OFFICES Comité Départemental du Tourisme du Calvados, Caen.
Turn left at the crossroads in Troarn and drive through the village along the N-175 (on the right in the village is the local tourist information center signposted Syndicat d’Initiative). Continue to the bridge over the River Dives at St Samson. This is the site of one of the four bridges destroyed by the Royal Engineers on D-Day to delay the Germans from counter-attacking the airborne troops. This was also the route, (and from Bures two kilometers to the north), from which Lieutenant General Richard Gale launched his offensive during the breakout.
A Traveller's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy by Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst