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By Major Mylne MBE

This Regiment was once built with Sherman Tanks and the narrative describes their strengthen from Meiktila to Rangoon.Well written, with stable aspect and with many references to individuals.The maps are such a lot invaluable in assisting the narrative.Honour and Awards (all ranks) and record of officials who served within the crusade.

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In the fourth phase, 46 Brigade would cross the Odon and relieve elements of 11th Armoured Division in the Evrecy area. 4 Armoured Brigade had a number of options but its main objective was to cross the Orne and establish a bridgehead with 159 Infantry Brigade. If possible, it was to drive across the open ‘tank country’ to Bretville-sur-Laize, thus completing the envelopment of Caen from the west. The Germans’ view from the edge of Rauray looking across the ground that 46 Brigade would advance on the first day of EPSOM.

1 from Army Group B (19 June 1944 for the planned counter-attack by Panzergruppe West). A poster advertizing military training for the Hitler Youth movement. Teenage SS motor cycle reconnaissance troops belomging to the 12th (Hitlerjugend) SS Panzer Division. ‘I have submitted to the Fuhrer your offer, on behalf of the youths born in 1926, to form a division of volunteers for the Waffen SS to be of the same value as the Leibstandarte. ’ The Führer duly approved a plan whereby 16,000 volunteer members of the Hitlerjugend youth movement (HJ) would report to pre-military training camps between May and July.

In this stage, known as ‘Phase A – Code word BARRACUDA’, the 49th would take the village of Fontenay-le-Pesnel lying at the northern tip of the Rauray Spur. In ‘Phase B – Code word WALRUS’, 146 Brigade would advance across the Caen – Caumont Road. Its objectives, the northern edge of Tessel Wood, Point 111 and la Grande Farm, lay a mile to the south. The plan for ‘Phase C – Code word ALBACORE’, was for 147 Brigade to complete the immediate operation by seizing the Rauray Spur, while 146 Brigade would advance and protect the Division’s exposed right flank.

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