This important book is packed with information. The Guards Division was formed a year before the Normandy Landings and was to play a leading role in breaking out of the beachheads and advancing through France and Belgium, crossing the Rhine and completing the victory – Highly Recommended.
NAME: The Story of the Guards Armoured Division FILE: R2597 AUTHOR: Captain the Earl of Rosse, Colonel E R Hill DSO PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 101 PRICE: £9.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War II, World War 2, Operation Overlord, Normandy landings, breakout, armoured formations, logistics, resupply, ammunitioning, fuel, food, equipment, Household Division, Operation Goodwood, Operation Market Garden, Operation Veritable ISBN: 1-52670-043-3 IMAGE: B2597.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y7frgk6k LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This important book is packed with information. The Guards Division was formed a year before the Normandy Landings and was to play a leading role in breaking out of the beachheads and advancing through France and Belgium, crossing the Rhine and completing the victory – Highly Recommended. This book reads well and tells the impressive story of the Guards Armoured Division. A strong photo-plate section and maps supports and adds to the text. The Household Division is world-renowned for its ceremonial skills and the splash of colour it adds to London and the tourists who flock there to see the sights and the Changing of the Guards. It is however first and foremost a fighting formation with battle honours stretching back through the wars that made Great Britain a strong power and built the Empire. In 1943, the next stage in its service to Great Britain was marked when it formed as an Armoured Division in June of that year, giving a year of preparation for its part in the greatest amphibious landings ever seen. Its fight from the beaches to the German surrender was epic. It was the Garden cavalry of Op Market Garden, riding to the relief of the paratroops dropped on bridges through the Netherlands. It did not reach the British paratroops in time at Arnheim but it relieved the bridges to the South and almost arrived in time after fighting through determined German resistance on a long narrow road. From Market Garden, the Guards fought on through the last German line before the Rhine, joined the crossing of the Rhine and then fought on to the end, one of the Guardsmen being award with the last VC of the War in Europe. A great read.