The Arms and Equipment of British Airborne Forces. Part 3

By |2020-04-12T22:39:06+02:00January 25th, 2020|Categories: 6th Airborne Division, D Day|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-12T22:35:41+02:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: 6th Airborne Division, D Day, Paratroopers|Tags: |

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 [...]

Beach Obstacles of the D-Day Normandy Invasion

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

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 [...]

Ernie Pyle and Professor Stephen Krankhe

By |2019-11-25T01:26:30+01:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach|

New Ernie Pyle Documentary by Professor Stephen Krankhe On 18th July this year, I was privileged to spend an enthralling day with Professor Stephen Krankhe of Indiana State University. Prof. Krankhe is planning to make a documentary film about the American War Correspondent Ernie Pyle and I was honored to be chosen by him to guide [...]

Camp Patton – Lucky Forward, Normandy

By |2019-11-25T01:26:30+01:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Tanks|

General George S Patton. Lucky Forward, Nehou, Normandy   General George Patton arrived in Normandy on 6th July 1944, a month after the D-Day landings of 6th June. Until then he had played a crucial role in the allied deception plan Operation Fortitude, convincing the Germans that he would lead a landing in the Pas de [...]

MURDER at the Abbaye d’Ardenne

By |2019-11-25T01:26:31+01:00May 1st, 2017|Categories: Ardenne, Canadian troops, D Day, North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Panzer Division|

Ardenne Abbey Massacre. June 1944 On 7th, 8th and 17th June 1944, in the immediate aftermath of D-Day, twenty Canadian soldiers were executed by the Germans at the Abbaye d'Ardenne, a massive collection of medieval buildings including an early gothic church, a chateau and farm buildings at Villons les Buissons which today is a suburb [...]

Centaur Infantry Support Tank at Musée Pegasus Memorial

By |2019-11-25T01:26:31+01:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Tanks|

Musée Pegasus Memorial, Centaur Infantry Support Tank. Centaur Infantry Support tank, fitted with a 95mm Howitzer and not an anti-tank gun, Centaurs were used by the Royal Marines in the close support role. This particular tank stood for many years opposite the Cafe Gondrée at Benouville, the first French house to be liberated in Operation Deadstick, [...]

WW2 German MG42 Machine Gun Demonstration

By |2019-11-25T01:26:31+01:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Uncategorized, Utah Beach|

During our tours we often refer to this very effective German weapon which played havoc with the Allied landings, particularly at OMAHA Beach and Hillman. This firing demonstration took place at Dellwood Park in Lockport, Illinois on 8 September 2013, by 5th Company GrossDeutschland. The MG-42 (a shortened form Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is [...]

Iron Mike and the bridges of La Friere and Chef du Pont

By |2020-01-13T02:14:43+01:00February 8th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Normandy|

'Iron Mike' & The bridges of La Friere and Chef Du Pont Just a couple of miles to the west of St Mere Eglise, the River Mederet posed a significant natural obstacle to movements of troops, supplies, artillery and armour. The two crossing points at La Friere and Chef Du Pont were vital to the [...]

A Testimonial for D-Day Tours of Normandy

By |2019-11-25T01:26:34+01:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: D Day, D Day 70, D Day Cemeteries|Tags: , , |

A Testimonial for our D-Day Tours Some kind words from satisfied clients. The wild and rugged Pointe Du Hoc, scene of one of the most heroic assaults on D-Day. Cited as a highlight of our 3 day tour by Michael and Heather Harper in their kind testimonial. I have had the privilege of meeting some [...]

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