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Go to It! - The Illustrated History of the 6th Airborne Division
Go to It! - The Illustrated History of the 6th Airborne Division
Harclerode, Peter

The story of the 6th Airborne Division during its five years of service. From formation and training; D-Day and the Normandy campaign, the Rhine Crossing, and post-war service in Palestine. A well illustrated, detailed history of one of the most renowned airborne divisions of the Second World War. After a year of continuous and intensive training, the Division went to war. It was D-Day - the 6th June 1944. The 6th Airborne Division was part of the British assault on Normandy, its task to seize the vital bridge over the Caen Canal and the River Orne, and to silence the huge guns of the Merville Battery threatening the invasion fleet. In the subsequent breakout and advance to the River Seine, the Division played a major part in ensuring the success of the Normandy campaign. In 1945 it helped to halt the German counterattacks during the Battle of the Bulge, played a key role in the crossing of the Rhgine, and took part in the advance to the Baltic. Later, while one of its parachute brigades was deployed in South East Asia, the Division went to Palestine where it helped to uphold the British Mandate until withdrawn in 1948...

Second hand Hardback