The Story of the Guards Armoured Division

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.


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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

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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.