By Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst
A Traveller's consultant to D-Day and the conflict for Normandy covers the interval from June to August 1944 while the Allies stormed ashore, fought their method in the course of the bocage nation of Normandy, and finally broke out throughout the Avranches gap.
A new form of guidebook. This name provides entire info about:
o significant battles and battlefields
o Memorials, websites, cemeteries, and statues
o the best way to get there; what to see
o modern eyewitness accounts
o Then-and-now pictures and maps
The consultant is helping us comprehend what it was once prefer to have persevered the ordeal of strive against. via their very own phrases, we study the emotions of these younger women and men of many nationalities who fought and died. What have been their deepest suggestions and fears? Their own stories? modern eyewitness bills are woven into the cloth of this e-book, which has an immediacy and vividness that marks a brand new departure in guidebooks.
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The Germans had decided to retreat and razed the village to the ground as they left. The commandos moved in and occupied what was left. Passing through the commandos, the 6th Airborne Division Armored Reconnaissance Regiment pressed on with the aid of their Cromwell tank squadron. Also in support were the Dutch and Belgian Reconnaissance units. The reconnaissance units continued to drive the Germans back until they encountered a stiff German rearguard at the village of Annebault. The terrain in this part of Normandy was ideal for defense with heavily wooded areas, rolling hills, and steep valleys.
52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W OAU. Tel: 01582 404511. Regular coach services from London (with nationwide connections through National Express). By Rail: Eurostar. Rail Europe Travel Centre, 179 Piccadilly, London, W1V 0BA. Tel: 0990 848 848. The battlefield tourist might wish to start his tours from a base town. For the British sector, Caen or Bayeux are excellent starting places; for the American sector, we would suggest Bayeux, Carentan, or St. Mère Église. Alternatively, good accommodation can be found in many of the places mentioned in the tours themselves or from the information provided by the French Government Tourist Office.
33. 41. 41. 35. Surrain. Musée de la Liberation (The Liberation Museum). Tel: 02. 31. 22. 57. 56. Tilly-sur-Seulles. Musée de la Bataille de Tilly (The Battle of Tilly Museum). Tel: 02. 31. 80. 80. 26. MAIN TOURISM OFFICES Comité Départemental du Tourisme du Calvados, Caen. Tel: 02. 31. 27. 90. 30. Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Manche, St Lô. Tel: 02. 33. 05. 98. 70. Comité Départemental du Tourisme de l’Orne, Alençon. Tel: 02. 33. 28. 88. 71. Comité Régional de Tourisme de Normandie, Evreux.