Development of British Airborne Forces. 6th Airborne Division D Day. Part 2.

6th Airborne Division: How effective was its contribution to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy 1944? Malcolm A. Clough D-Day Tours of Normandy A dissertation, posted in seven parts (plus appendices) Part 1:  Introduction Part 2:  The Development of British Airborne Forces Part 3:  The Arms and Equipment of British Airborne [...]

By |2020-01-12T23:00:35+01:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

6th Airborne Division: How effective was its contribution to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy 1944?

6th Airborne Division: How effective was its contribution to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy 1944? Malcolm A. Clough D-Day Tours of Normandy A dissertation, posted in seven parts (plus appendices) Part 1:  Introduction Part 2:  The Development of British Airborne Forces Part 3:  The Arms and Equipment of British Airborne [...]

By |2020-01-01T16:39:03+01:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: 6th Airborne Division, D Day, Paratroopers|Tags: |0 Comments

Beach Obstacles of the D-Day Normandy Invasion

D-Day Beach Obstacles. Much has been written about the obstacles placed by the Germans to obstruct the landings and their role in making the D-Day landings more difficult and more perilous. The obstacles took many forms and some were more effective than others. The most famous of them all is undoubtedly the Czech Hedgehog, which [...]

By |2019-12-30T19:59:48+01:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Tanks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

D-Day Tours Continue During Winter Months

Our D-Day Tours Continue All Year Round D-Day Tours of Normandy continue all through the winter months and we still pack a great deal of history, experience and enjoyment into our tours, even though the days are somewhat shorter. Make it easy on yourself. If, for example, you are in Paris and looking for a [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:43:22+01:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The bridge at La Friere near Utah Beach

Flooded once again, La Friere Bridge, the exit from UTAH Beach The bridge at La Friere near St. Mere Eglise photographed on 11th November 2019. Following the torrential rain of the last weeks, it looks very much as it did 75 years ago in the Summer of 1944 when the Germans had intentionally flooded the [...]

By |2019-12-30T20:00:52+01:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Richard Cole, Co-pilot and last survivor of the Dolittle raids on Japan has died aged 103

Richard Cole has died aged 103 Co-pilot and last survivor of the Dolittle raids on Japan dies on 09 April 2019 This is a terrific piece by Richard Goldstein of the New York Times. It really captures the courage, determination and integrity of these aviators and gives a sense of their commitment to their country and [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:29+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hawthorn Ridge, Flanders Fields, October 2018

Hawthorn Ridge Mine, Battle of the Somme During a visit to Flanders Fields last weekend we passed by Hawthorn Ridge.  The detonation of the Hawthorn Ridge Mine on 1st July 1916, captured on film by Geoffrey Malins, is one of the iconic moments of the First World War. The explosion also symbolises the disaster of the 1st [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:29+01:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bomb Demolition Number 1

Bomb Demolition Number 1 The ‘Bomb, Demolition Number 1’ was fired from the Churchill AVRE’s 290mm Petard mortar and it pretty much destroyed any masonry in its path. . It’s 630mm (25in) tall and weighs 18kg (40lb). The AVRE was a specialist engineer vehicle used to overcome obstacles on the battlefield. Find out more in David [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:29+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brittany Ferries 2019 sailings now on sale

Thinking of a D-Day tour in 2019? Book your ferry crossing now! If you're thinking of visiting the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion or finding out more about Operation Overlord and the Normandy Campaign, Brittany Ferries' 2019 sailings went on sale on 24 July 2018. Brittany Ferries offers a range of sailings from Britain to [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:29+01:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frank Bourlet, RIP. Last of the Pegasus Bridge Assault Group

Frank Bourlet RIP. Last Veteran of the Pegasus Bridge. Another veteran leaves us. It is being reported that Frank Bourlet, from Glider No. 1, the last veteran of the Coup de Main group that spearheaded the assault on Pegasus Bridge, has passed away. May he rest in peace.

By |2019-11-25T01:26:30+01:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.