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Rifles re-visit Normandy

James Majury

Rifles re-visit Normandy

by James Majury

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Published by Royal Ulster Rifles Association and Officers" Club in Belfast .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Cover title: The Royal Ulster Rifles.

Statementby James Majury.
The Physical Object
Pagination16p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21726554M

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and during WWIII millions upon millions of photographs were taken of the fighting on all fronts. Even during the Normandy Campaign of , the fighting was covered by hundreds of photographers. From these illustrations, the author has managed to tease out images to show the fighting around Caen as seen from all sides, including British.   On 6 June , Canadian forces took part in the greatest amphibious operation in military history. O Canadian sailors in warships, 15 RCAF squadrons soldiers took part in D-Day. Juno Beach, one of five assault beaches, was assigned to the Canadian Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and 2nd Armoured Brigade.. The invasion had been years in the planning.

Hughes’ battlefield guide book, published in conjunction with the 75 th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, is an exceptionally good example of the genre. It is packed with information, yet clear and concise. Hughes has done a great service for those readers who will be visiting Normandy for years to : Ben Powers. Weaponry of the Battle of Normandy Battle of Normandy. This list contains 68 weapons and systems of weapons, individual and collective, used in the ranks of the Allied and German soldiers during the Battle of Normandy. These pages contain photographs and technical sheets.

Just among infantry weapons, American industry turned out million rifles and carbines, million pistols and revolvers, million submachine guns, million crew-served machine guns, and , automatic rifles—nearly nineteen million small arms—plus forty . Some of the snipers that the allies met in Normandy had had excellent training in the Hitlerjugend, some of them had been trained in small calibre rifles. Before the war the Hitlerjugend had increased the military training for its members. Many boys were trained in sharpshooting. Those who distinguished themselves were later give sniper training.


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