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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

UTAH Beach D Day Landings

By |2020-01-06T02:52:21+01:00September 29th, 2013|Categories: Artillery, D Day, D Day 70, D Day Memorials, Normandy, Tanks, Utah Beach|

D Day Tour of UTAH Beach, Normandy. D Day Landings On D-Day, UTAH beach was the most westerly of the five Allied Invasion Beaches and formed the right flank of the invasion force. It was added to the original COSSAC (or planning team) proposals to give the Allies an early opportunity to capture the deep [...]

D Day Landings. Flying Tetrarch Tanks.

By |2019-11-25T01:26:42+01:00April 20th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF, Tanks|Tags: , |

D Day Landings. Tetrarch Light Tanks On D Day and before, twenty Tetrarch Light Tanks were deployed by the 6th Airborne Recce Regt in Normandy. They were not very successful; several were destroyed in the transportation and landing. Those that survived were outclassed by German armour. They were mostly used for close support particularly [...]

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