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Monty S Northern Legions Patrick Delaforce

Monty S Northern Legions

Patrick Delaforce

Published October 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781781553992
Paperback
192 pages
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Montys desert legions - 7th Armored Division, 51st Highland Division and 50th Northumbrian Division - helped him win at El Alamein and throughout North Africa, and eventually in North West Europe after D-Day. Montys Northern Legions is the story ofMoreMontys desert legions - 7th Armored Division, 51st Highland Division and 50th Northumbrian Division - helped him win at El Alamein and throughout North Africa, and eventually in North West Europe after D-Day. Montys Northern Legions is the story of two distinguished formations who played significant roles in the liberation of North West Europe. 50th Tyne Tees Division was a fine infantry division first blooded at El Alamein and later in Sicily. Monty gave 50th Division the dangerous honor of attacking on D-Day in the first wave ashore on Gold Beach. The only D-Day Victoria Cross was awarded to CSM Hollis of the Green Howards. The division fought through the Normandy campaign up towards the German border before disbandment in late 1944. 15th Scottish Divisions three brigades swept into Normandy in Operation Epsom, Montys first great battle for Caen. They fought their way through France and the Low Countries and were one of two assault divisions entrusted with storming across the Rhine in Operation Plunder.