Sword Beach on D-Day

Sword Beach on D-Day

Here we see the beachhead on Sword Beach at the end of D-Day. 185th Brigade had been held up short of their D-Day target of Caen, but the linkup with 6th Airborne Division had been achieved.
The D-Day Companion, ed. Jane Penrose. A selection of thirteen separate essays on different aspects of the D-Day lands, from the initial planning to post-war memorials; this is an excellent piece of work that sets the D-Day landings firmly in context. An excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about Operation Overlord, but its wide range of topics means it is likely to be of value to anyone with an interest in the subject. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (14 May 2009), Sword Beach on D-Day, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_sword_beach.html

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