The D Day Landing on Gold Beach

  • Filename: the-d-day-landing-on-gold-beach.
  • ISBN: 9781441173409
  • Release Date: 2015-09-24
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Andrew Holborn
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



The Normandy landings of 6 June 1944, across five sectors of the French coast - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - constituted the largest amphibious invasion in history. This study analyses in depth the preparations and implementation of the D-Day landing on Gold Beach by XXX Corps. Historians have tended to dismiss the landing on Gold Beach as straightforward but the evidence points to a different reality. Armour supported the infantry landing and prior bombing was intended to weaken German defences; however, the bulk of the bombing landed too far inland, and many craft foundered in difficult conditions at sea. It was the tenacity of the assault units and the flexibility of the follow up units which enabled the Gold landing to secure the right flank of the British Army in Normandy. Using detailed primary evidence from The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, this volume provides a substantial assessment of the background to the landing on Gold, and analyses the events of D-Day in the wider context of the Normandy Campaign.

D Day 1944 1

  • Filename: d-day-1944-1.
  • ISBN: 9781782001461
  • Release Date: 2012-07-20
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich. Of the landings on the five assault beaches, Omaha Beach was the only one ever in doubt. Within moments of the first wave landing a third of the assault troops were casualties. Yet by the end of D-Day the Atlantic Wall had been breached and the US Army's V Corps was firmly entrenched on French soil.

Gold Beach

  • Filename: gold-beach.
  • ISBN: 9781473814660
  • Release Date: 1999-03-16
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Christopher Dunphie
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword



The two authors, both formerly senior professional soldiers, have compiled an easy-to-follow itinerary to the British landings on 6 June 1944 on Gold Beach and the ensuing bitter fighting. Covered in detail are the actions which earned CSM Hollis of the Green Howards his VC and other inspiring battle stories

Gold Beach

  • Filename: gold-beach.
  • ISBN: 075093011X
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Simon Trew
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited



On D-day, (Northumdrian) 50th division spearheaded the landing at Gold Beach supported by 47 royal marine commandos. Despite poor weather conditions, the assaulting infantry overcame still resistance and heavy casualties to storm the beach, setting the scene for further penetration inland.

Juno Beach

  • Filename: juno-beach.
  • ISBN: 1926685709
  • Release Date: 2009-07-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Mark Zuehlke
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers



On June 6, 1944 the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among this number were 18,000 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a wide expanse of sand. Code named Juno Beach. Here, sheltered inside concrete bunkers and deep trenches, hundreds of German soldiers waited to strike the first assault wave with some ninety 88-millimetre guns, fifty mortars, and four hundred machineguns. A four-foot-high sea wall ran across the breadth of the beach and extending from it into the surf itself were ranks of tangled barbed wire, tank and vessel obstacles, and a maze of mines. Of the five Allied forces landing that day, they were scheduled to be the last to reach the sand. Juno was also the most exposed beach, their day’s objectives eleven miles inland were farther away than any others, and the opposition awaiting them was believed greater than that facing any other force. At battle's end one out of every six Canadians in the invasion force was either dead or wounded. Yet their grip on Juno Beach was firm.

Fighting them on the Beaches

  • Filename: fighting-them-on-the-beaches.
  • ISBN: 9781848584273
  • Release Date: 2002-10-16
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing



Fighting Them on the Beaches tells the story of one of the largest and most meticulously organized seaborne invasions in the history of warfare - the Allied Landings of June 6, 1944: D-Day. As the parachutists and glider troops of the US and British airborne divisions went in on the night of June 5, Allied shipping began massing out in the C...

D Day

  • Filename: d-day.
  • ISBN: 9781439126301
  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what Eisenhower called “the fury of an aroused democracy”—that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant. Ambrose’s D-Day is the finest account of one of our history’s most important days.

Walking D Day

  • Filename: walking-d-day.
  • ISBN: 9781783033300
  • Release Date: 2012-08-19
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Paul Reed
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword



Paul Reeds latest battlefield walking guide covers the site of the largest amphibious invasion of all time, the first step in the Allied liberation of France and the rest of northwest Europe. All the most important sites are featured, from Pegasus Bridge, Merville Battery, Ouistrehem and Longues Battery to Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah Beaches, Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-Mre-glise.

D Day Story

  • Filename: d-day-story.
  • ISBN: 9780750951906
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Martin W. Bowman
  • Publisher: The History Press



A pocket-sized, stunningly illustrated guide to one of the most famous military operations of all time—D-DayJune 6, 1944 is a day that is emblazoned in history; the first day of the Allied Operation Overlord—the mass invasion of Normandy. Planned for many months and executed swiftly, these landings saw more than 160,000 troops embark from specially designed crafts onto a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. It was the largest amphibious operation of all time and involved 73,000 American troops, more than 61,000 British troops, and 21,400 Canadian troops, with more than 5,000 ships and landing crafts being deployed. As the troops set foot on the five designated beaches (Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and Omaha), they were met with resistance, and in some cases heavy machine-gun fire, with more than 12,000 casualties being sustained. This book is packed with stunning photographs and maps, making it the perfect introduction to this historic event.

The D Day Beach Force

  • Filename: the-d-day-beach-force.
  • ISBN: 9780752478135
  • Release Date: 2011-11-30
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: David Rogers
  • Publisher: The History Press



The British Beach Groups were a combined force of men stationed on the Normandy Beaches from the initial landing until the last unit was disbanded a few weeks after D-Day. They performed many vital roles during the assault, including: arranging and controlling the movement of all personnel and vehicles from landing craft to inland assembly areas; moving stores from ship’s holds to dumps in the beach maintenance areas; developing and organising the beaches and beach maintenance areas for defence, movement and administration, including the evacuation of casualties and the recovery vehicles; providing a beach signal organisation; organising the removal and repatriation of casualties, prisoners of war and salvaged equipment; creating dumps to hold the petrol, ammunition, rations etc. that were being landed; and establishing assembly areas for arriving personnel and their vehicles. This book explores how this often-forgotten unit were the first to arrive and the last to leave one of history’s greatest military operations and how their behind-the-scenes action saved lives and were essential for the success of the landings.

D day

  • Filename: d-day.
  • ISBN: 0786746807
  • Release Date: 2009-04-30
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Randy Holderfield
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press



This "History at a Glance" volume presents a huge amount of information in a small space, including many facts and figures that will be new even to dedicated readers.

D Day Landing Beaches

  • Filename: d-day-landing-beaches.
  • ISBN: 2840481375
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Georges Bernage
  • Publisher: Editions Heimdal



This spectacular, large format, full color, new book is quite simply the most impressive book of its type we have seen. Packed with over 200 photographs, maps and charts, the book is divided into the sectors associated with the Normandy landings in 1944. What's more it is extremely reasonably priced.

D Day

  • Filename: d-day.
  • ISBN: 0382068254
  • Release Date: 1986-01-01
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Marilyn Miller
  • Publisher: Silver Burdett Press



Trace the events of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France from the beaches of Normandy which took place on June 6, 1944.

Gold Beach

  • Filename: gold-beach.
  • ISBN: 2912925711
  • Release Date: 2007-08-01
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Jean-Pierre Benamou
  • Publisher: Orep Edition & Communication



Gold was a D-day landing beach that stretched across seven kilometres of sand and dunes, which at low tide spanned almost a kilometre towards the waterline. By June 6th 1944, the German defence troops of Fortress Europe had transformed it into a series of walls and anti-tank trenches flanked by concrete fortifications protecting formidable guns.

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