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ASSAULT ON NORMANDY: GOLD BEACH DVD Battle for the Beaches

ASSAULT ON NORMANDY: GOLD BEACH DVD
Battle for the Beaches 
This DVD covers the preparations for the D-Day assault after it had been beefed up by General Montgomery, who added two beaches - including Gold - to the original targeted three. Shows the build-up to the invasion,and the fighting on Gold, including the heroism that brought Sgt. Maj. Stan Hollis D-Day's only VC.
When General Montgomery took over command of 21st Army Group mounting the D-day invasion the COSSAC plan only had three beaches. He promptly up-scaled the enterprise, inserting two new beaches including GOLD, and chose the boys to land there: the veteran 50th Northumbrian Division who had fought with Monty's Eighth Army and landed in Sicily. They were joined by the southern regulars of 231 Brigade who already had two assault landings under their belt, and they would need every bit of experience to overcome Hitler's Atlantic Wall. The film covers the build-up, expert commentary of the bombardment by land and sea Ė shot on the decks and turrets of HMS Belfast, the assault landing and clearing the beach. 69 Brigade had a difficult but successful landing, including the first action that ultimately brought Sergeant Major Stan Hollis the only D Day Victoria Cross, and were, to the consternation of the Germans heading inland. Meanwhile, all kinds of problems had beset 231 Brigade, and the success of their landing was in jeopardy. The veteran Dorsets, Hampshires and Devons got on with their tasks minus tanks and artillery thanks to a single surviving anti-tank gun and a massive crater on the only viable route off the beach. Despite these difficulties, 50th Division, landing on Gold Beach, were heading towards their distant objectives by mid morning.

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Product Code: 25258
Author: Battlefield History
ISBN: 5060247620367
Format: DVD. 90 minute running time. Published Price £16.99
Shipping Time: This item is usually dispatched Next Day
Retail Price: £16.99
Our Price: £3.99 save 77% 

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