Gold Beach - Jig: Jig Sector And West - June 1944 (Battleground Europe)
Among 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,...
Series: Battleground Europe
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (October 17, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 3351448
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“Tim Saunders, a British army officer and author of four other Battleground Europe titles, provides a fresh look at the British D-Day landings with his latest volume entitled Gold Beach Jig. This volume covers the western sector of the British landin...”
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.