D-DAY: A selection of books for sale at camberpete.co.uk about any of the different aspects of D-Day, before, during, immediately after and the later commemorations.

A selection of books for sale at camberpete.co.uk about the different aspects of D-Day, before, during, immediately after
and the later commemorations.

 

D-DAY: A selection of books for sale at camberpete.co.uk about any of the different aspects of D-Day, before, during, immediately after and the later commemorations.
The events of 6 June are well-documented and in 'The Intelligence and Deception of the D-Day Landings' Jock Haswell provides a lively and fascinating account of the intelligence work carried out on prior to the D-Day landings, the problems of landing a huge invasion force, the collection and collating of information relating to both the preparation for the attack and the defence of Fortress Europe and deception aspect. He then describes the actual result of the operation, and shows, in an account of the invasion, how far it was successful.
Those Wallowing Beauties - W. D. 'Jim' Jarman. D-Day was a logistical achievement of unprecedented complexity. There was, however, a serious shortage of landing craft. Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten requisitioned over a thousand Thames barges. Some four hundred were commandeered by the Royal Navy when they were converted, many provided with ramps, armed, and motorized. They were manned by 'volunteers', of whom many were previously Thames lightermen. 50th. Anniversary Commemoration Programme of Events: An illustrated card covered booklet of 68 pages with an additional four pages tipped in with many items relating to the Commemoration Review in the Solent.
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D-Day: June 6th. 1944: 5,143 ships took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy and Gordon Holman, who went with them, saw the build-up of the great invasion fleet. He describes the men and their ships before, during and after D Day with an intimate knowledge that comes from years of close contact with the Navy. 50th. Anniversary D-Day: D-Day: A Review of Embarked Veterans by Her Majesty The Queen Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Programme with chart
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Admiral Ellsberg of the United States Navy was the officer assigned to the American section of the giant artificial harbour known as ‘Mulberry’ which was lying on the sea-bottom at Selsey waiting to be towed on D-Day to the Far Shore of Omaha Beach. Admiral Ellsberg tells of the technical innovations that made the invasion possible but also tells of the atrocious weather during which everything that could go wrong did, and from his personal knowledge, the whole terrible and very nearly, disastrous story of the American landings. Operation NEPTUNE was the codeword for the naval side of the OVERLORD plan for the historic June 1944 landings in Normandy. Massive in its scale, its tasks were wide-ranging and varied, from beach reconnaissance, minesweeping, shore bombardment as well as the organisation of loading, assembly and disembarkation. Here is the detailed story of the greatest armada to history, when 130,000 men, 20,000 vehicles, and 5,000 vessels were hurled at Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. It is all here: the bomber build-up, the airborne assault, the channel crossing, the invasion itself, with its triumphs, tragedies, and its glorious feats of individual heroism.

INVASION '44
The Full Story of D-Day
by
John Frayn Turner

Price £6.00 plus postage

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Not a naval book , as such, but a good immediate post-war account of the last eighteen months of the Second World War. In 'Onward From D-Day' Major-General Rowan-Robinson continues the story of the war from the landing in Normandy to the surrender of Japan.

ONWARD FROM D-DAY
by
Major-General Rowan-Robinson

Price £5.00 plus postage

D-Day Commando, formed for the Invasion of Normandy, 48 Royal Marine Commando stormed Juno beach on June 6, 1944 and went on to fight at Walcheren, held the River Maas, fought the Germans occupying Holland and on into Germany at the war's end.
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THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE, Rehearsal for D-Day by  Will Fowler, , OPERATION CALDRON, No 4 Commando, Hess Battery, August 19th., 1942, ISBN 0007111258 Operation Cornwall 1940 - 1944 by Viv Acton and Derek Carter; published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of D-Day, this fully illustrated book reveals the strategic importance – often overlooked in other studies – of this part of Cornwall.
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