Battle of Normandy

REVIEW: Hitler’s Paratroopers in Normandy – The German II Parachute Corps in the battle for France 1944

The author, Gilberto Villahermosa, does a great job of detailing the II Corp’s intense and focused fighting in Normandy as the allies pushed them south and east. During this period of the war the II Parachute Corps did not have an effective replacement program, had no consistent air cover, and often did not have the …

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Members of 12th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, enjoy a cup of tea after fighting their way back to their own lines near Ranville after three days behind enemy lines, 10 June 1944.

British Army during the Invasion of Normandy

The invasion of Normandy, codename “Operation Overlord”, in 1944 through the eyes of the British Army. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, …

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