Gold Beach Jig Sector and West Paperback
by Tim Saunders
Part of the Battleground Europe series
Amongst the veterans that Montgomery brought back with him from the Mediterranean to spearhead the D-day invasion, were West Country infantrymen of 231 Brigade.
The Devons, Hampshires and Dorsets had already carried out assault landings in Sicily and in Italy and replaced another brigade that had been provisionally allocated to lead XXX Corps ashore on Jig sector of Gold Beach.Unknown to the Allies, a quality German Division had been moved forward to the coast.
This was the same German Division that nearly halted the Americans at OMAHA and the West Countrymen had to fight extremely hard for their objectives. 231 Brigade faced the sternest test of all British troops on D-day.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, maps
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/01/2002
- Category: True war & combat stories
- ISBN: 9780850528664