New British monument at Ver sur Mer

New British monument at Ver sur Mer

It was a real pleasure to visit the new British monument at Ver sur Mer,

Touring D-Day & Battle of Normandy sites

Touring D-Day & Battle of Normandy sites

One of the real joys of touring Sword beach and the advance inland, is to visit the German 736 Regiment HQ , Oberst Krug’s command bunkers and defenses overlooking Sword beach. See the artillery ranges still painted on the observation post.

Opération Epsom - ddaylandingtours.com

Opération Epsom

Having launched Operation Epsom on the 26th June 1944, the 15th Scottish division had managed to secure both crossings over the River Odon and the 11th Armoured Division advanced towards Hill 112.

Westminster Dragoons

Westminster Dragoons

A great piece of history, for those cold winter days

Operation Goodwood

Operation Goodwood

I have already done a post of the morning of 18th July 1944,Operation Goodwood.

Bunker Days Pointe de Varde, RA 109 St Malo.

Bunker Days Pointe de Varde, RA 109 St Malo.

 Some old and new photos from Pointe de Varde.

Captain Joseph Dawson DSC

Captain Joseph Dawson DSC

Captain Joseph Dawson DSC

An interesting history of the landings of G Company 16th Regiment 1st Infantry Division.

One of the first units to fight it's way inland from Omaha Beach. Along what we now call Dawson's ridge. History courtesy 1st Infantry Division archives.

bunker hunting

bunker hunting

A couple of great days bunker hunting with Benjamin Hebel, German history professor from Berlin, a real treat, Azville, Crisbecq, WN10, WN 9, longues sur mer.

Alexander Benjamin Tomlinson

Alexander Benjamin Tomlinson

In 1940 Uncle Alex turned 18 years old, already working for the Home Guard  and training as a builder , he took the train from Dunfermline to Perth to join the Black Watch Regiment. Queens Barracks, Perth. Scotland’s most famous Regiment

After Action Report

After Action Report

Memories of Harley Reynolds, Omaha Beach

Harley Reynolds

I could see things were going wrong as we slowed down to go in. Some boats were coming back after unloading, others were partly awash, but still struggling. Some were stuck, bottomed out, racing their motors and getting nowhere. Some were backing up short distances and trying again. ...

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