June 6, 1944, the 3rd British Infantry Division, considerably reinforced (with an armoured unit, special tanks, and a commando unit), landed on Sword Beach while, during the night, paratroopers from the 6th Airborne Division had already created a bridgehead to the northeast of Caen.
In Bernage's new work, not only do we find the German defenses coming face to face with the powerful forces advanced by the Allies, but also the major protagonists, among whom many have become legendary-Lord Lovat, Bill Millin, Major Howard, Commander Kieffer and his French commandos-but their adversaries as well, Major von Luck or Lieutenant Hoeller.
Sword Objectif Caen presents a crucial page of history, brutally unfolded before Caen, the town that was martyred and which was only rescued after a long month of combat.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Editions Heimdal
- Publication Date: 15/02/2011
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9782840482888