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D-Day Beach Force

The Men Who Turned Chaos into Order

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Mar 2012
Dimensions: w 174mm h 250mm d 20mm
Weight: 535g
ISBN-10: 0752463306
ISBN-13: 9780752463308
Barcode No: 9780752463308
Synopsis
The British Beach Groups were a combined force of men stationed on the Normandy Beaches from the initial landing until the last unit was disbanded a few weeks after D-Day. They performed many vital roles during the assault, including: arranging and controlling the movement of all personnel and vehicles from landing craft to inland assembly areas; moving stores from ship's holds to dumps in the beach maintenance areas; developing and organising the beaches and beach maintenance areas for defence, movement and administration, including the evacuation of casualties and the recovery vehicles; providing a beach signal organisation; organising the removal and repatriation of casualties, prisoners of war and salvaged equipment; creating dumps to hold the petrol, ammunition, rations etc. that were being landed; and establishing assembly areas for arriving personnel and their vehicles. This book explores how this often-forgotten unit were the first to arrive and the last to leave one of history's greatest military operations and how their behind-the-scenes action saved lives and were essential for the success of the landings.

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