The Battle of the Odon evokes the clash between the British Army and the II SS-Panzer Korps, as they attacked across the Odon Valley during Operation "Epsom" in June 1944.Using contemporary photographs and documents, this book provides day ...
Author: Georges Bernage
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Battle of the Odon evokes the clash between the British Army and the II SS-Panzer Korps, as they attacked across the Odon Valley during Operation "Epsom" in June 1944.Using contemporary photographs and documents, this book provides day-by-day details of the operation that was just one part of what is commonly referred to as the 'Battle of Normandy'.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Second Battle of the Odon was a series of operations fought by the British Army in mid-July 1944 against the German Heer (Army) as part of the Battle of Normandy.
Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Second Battle of the Odon was a series of operations fought by the British Army in mid-July 1944 against the German Heer (Army) as part of the Battle of Normandy. The two operations launched-Greenline and Pomegranate-were designed to draw German attention away from the upcoming assault, out of the Orne bridgehead, codenamed Goodwood.
Numerous illustrations and maps complement the lively text.
Author: Tim Saunders
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Over a month after the D-Day landings the Allies were still confined to the Normandy peninsula. The German line was anchored by the medieval town of Caen, which the British were supposed to have occupied on D-Day. The key to capturing Caen was Hill 112, known to the Germans as "Kalverienberg" (or "Mount Calvary").Under pressure from Churchill, Montgomery launched a major offensive. Unfortunately, German reinforcements delayed by Allied bombing were now arriving in the Caen area. The British found themselves facing no less than four SS divisions, the 1st, 2nd, 9th and 10th and the Tigers of the 502nd SS Heavy Panzer Regiment. An all-out Allied effort, including heavy bombers and naval bombardment, was required to secure the final victory.This new addition to the Battleground Europe series details all the action around Hill 112. Numerous illustrations and maps complement the lively text.
(49.177404, -0.513922) Operation EPSOM OR The First Battle of the Odon 26 to
30 June The Great Storm of 19 June put a temporary halt to British Second Army
offensive operations until 26 June. EPSOM was a combined infantry/armor ...
Author: Robert J Mueller
Publisher: French Battlefields
A complete guide to Normandy Battlefields providing the history, places, and people who made victory in the Second World War possible. Recipient of 7 National book awards. On 6 June 1944, 156,000 American, British, and Canadian servicemen fought ashore on beaches along the Normandy coast or landed from the air to begin wresting back Nazi occupied Europe. The D-Day invasion was the largest amphibious landing in history. Although successful, it was only precursor to months of the deadly fighting necessary to dislodge stubborn German defenders from the Norman countryside and eventually liberate France. As a visitor s guide, Fields of War: Battle of Normandy presents the actual locations of key events in the struggle to free France from German occupation. Each battlefield visit begins with a succinct history of events followed by a description of the intense military action that determined success or failure. Extensive detailed maps illustrate the flow of the battle across the landscape and the units that participated. Detailed driving instructions and GPS co-ordinates direct visitors to each battlefield site. Descriptions of museums, memorials, cemeteries, and surviving artifacts are given along with their hours of operation. Mailing, email, and web addresses are also provided.
A vital yet overlooked episode of the Normandy Campaign, Operation Epsom was General Montgomery’s first attempt to capture the city of Caen in the Odon valley.
Author: Ian Daglish
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Before EPSOM in late June 1944 there remained the chance that a German counter-stroke might seriously threaten the bridgehead. After EPSOM, the Allies retained the strategic initiative through to the liberation of France and Belgium.This was a battle in which highly trained but largely inexperienced British 'follow-up' divisions, newly arrived in Normandy, confronted some of the best equipped, best led and battle-hardened formations of the Third Reich. Beginning with a set-piece British assault on the German lines in dense terrain, the battle developed into swirling armoured action on the open slopes of Hills 112 and 113, before the British turned to grimly defending their gains in the face of concentric attacks by two full SS-Panzer Korps. This entirely new study brings together previously unseen evidence to present an important Normandy battle in very great detail. The unfolding action is illustrated using aerial photography of the battlefield and period Army maps.
This is the story of the 43rd Division from its arrival in France during Operation Overlord in June 1944 through to the end of the war with Germany. It relates how the division fought, and where, and is illustrated with 21 maps.
This is the story of the 43rd Division from its arrival in France during Operation Overlord in June 1944 through to the end of the war with Germany. It relates how the division fought, and where, and is illustrated with 21 maps. The division was engaged on the River Odon, and at Hill 112, then in the Seine crossing, the attempted relief at Arnhem, at Groesbeek, in Operation Blackcock and the advance to Goch and Xanten. It also took part in the Battle of the Rhineland and in Operations Plunder and Varsity and made its final move to capture Bremen in 1945. A very readable, and an important, Divisional History.
When the battle of the Odon removed any chance the Germans might have had
to split the Allied forces by striking to Bayeux and von Rundstedt warned OKW
that the battle for Normandy was lost , Keitel was in despair . ' What shall we do ?
Author: John Strawson
Publisher: New York : Scribner
Category: World War, 1939-1945
[The author] has drawn together from accounts of those who served Hitler on his staff and as field commanders and from documentary sources a vividly set forth assessment of the Nazi leader as controller of what was for a while the world's most powerful war machine. -- Taken from dust jacket.
Author: Michelin Travel Publications (Firm)Publish On: 2001
3 – The Battle of the Odon and Capture of Caen – On 26 June a hard battle ,
which was to last a month , began for a crossing over the Odon upstream from
Caen and the taking of Hill 112. Montgomery decided to outflank Caen to the ...
Author: Michelin Travel Publications (Firm)
Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications
This newly revised title describes the best of Normandy with summary maps highlighting the principal sights, regional specialities, main tourist routes, and festivals and resorts. Color photos & drawings.
Author: Canada. Department of National Defence. General StaffPublish On: 1960
117 The Battle of the Odon For several days before the beginning of Operation "
Epsom ” , reconnaissance parties of the 15th ( Scottish ) Division of the 8th Corps
were active in the 3rd Canadian Division ' s area ; for the Scottish were to attack ...
Author: Canada. Department of National Defence. General Staff
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Mounoccupied by Gen . ... 5 tions near , D . 84 Report of the battle of Cache , Ark .
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Author: Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett Duchess of ClevelandPublish On: 1889
With Some Account of the Norman Lineages Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett
Duchess of Cleveland, Battle Abbey ... Bernard, fils de Herve, due d'Orleans
Alain Fergant, comte de Bretagne Neel, vicomte du C&tentin Odon, eveque de ...
Author: Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett Duchess of Cleveland
Tanks were landed both by ship and by big transport gliders , and a tank battle
was soon in progress near Caen . On 8 June 1000 Flying ... for Caen was now
joined . The British held firm on the Odon salient against repeated counterattacks
The weather turned bad and deluges of rain beat down on the battle - field . But
the battle raged on . The British tanks crossed the Odon and struck out into the
open rolling country between the Odon and the Orne . This was supposed to be ...
The Role of Armoured Forces in the Battle of Kursk . ” In The Battle of Kursk . 2d
ed . Translated by G . P . Ivanov - Mumjiev . ... Hill 112 : Battles of the Odon .
Conshohocke , Pa . : Combined , 2001 . Schneider , Russ . Götterdämmerung
Author: Christopher W. Wilbeck
Publisher: Aberjona Press
Content. The Tiger and King Tiger tanks gained legendary status during World War II. Numerous tank commanders attained phenomenal numbers of kills and accomplished extraordinary feats during combat in these tanks, increasing the legend to near mythic proportions after the war. By the end of the war, the Germans created eleven Army and three Waffen-SS heavy tank battalions. These heavy tank battalions were employed in nearly every part of Europe against almost every enemy of Germany. As vast in breadth and scope as the employment of Tiger battalions themselves, this book provides historical examples and analysis of heavy tank battalions? actions in North Africa, Normandy, Italy, the Ardennes Offensive, and numerous battles on the Eastern Front including Operation Zitadelle/the Battle of Kursk, Operation Bagration, the battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, late war attacks to relieve Budapest, and many other, more minor engagements.Significance. Although a great deal has already been published about Tiger tanks' technical details and some of the units which used them, until now, very little has been written concerning the organization and tactical employment of these tanks throughout the German armed forces and across the theaters in which they were employed. Sledgehammers provides an in-depth look at heavy tank battalions? organizations and tactics, including the tactical doctrine by which these elite units were supposed to fight and how they were actually employed on the battlefield by their commanders and crews.Even given the Tiger's reputation, many readers will be amazed by the fearsome casualties inflicted by the crews of many of these behemoth armored vehicles. It is safe to say that no other armored vehicle of the war wreaked as much havoc among enemy formations as Tigers. Many will, however, also find it equally stunning to learn of the Tigers? many technical and tactical vulnerabilities. Through the systematic use of extremely detailed primary source and other research, Sledgehammers demolishes several major myths about Tigers in World War II. Most readers will be shocked by the actual casualties inflicted by Allied tactical aircraft (far fewer than many think!); the loss rate of Tigers to mechanical failures (always high, and sometimes decisively so); the widespread use?and consequent high losses?of Tigers in mine clearing operations (even when they were critically needed for other operations); and much more.Meticulously researched and written with the respect for Tiger crews and the insights that only a professional tanker can bring to the subject, Sledgehammers synthesizes information to provide new and definitive perspectives into the strengths and flaws of World War II?s most feared and legendary tanks.
Author: Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount)Publish On: 2008
The attack of 8 Corps progressed further and reached the R ODON . That is good
. Steps are now being taken to hold firm bridgeheads over the river and to push
an armoured force up on to the high ground about ESQUAY . 75 . I had a ...
Author: Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount)
In the battle for Caen , Hill 112 , with its commanding position beyond the River Odon , was the scene of some of the most ferocious fighting of the whole
Normandy campaign . The Germans believed that he who holds Hill 112 holds
borne Division were dropped , the first objectives being the and was clearly going
to be a major obstacle , but the attack capture of bridges over the Canal de Caen
and River Odon was pressed towards the city . Also on 7 June 3 Canadian ...
Author: Anthony Baker
"This is a remarkable work of reference. It brings together into one comprehensive volume the story of of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or -- equally importante -- whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved ..." -- Inside front cover.
The second line Regiment fought in the bitter battles of the Odon , the liberation
of Caen and Flers , and the break - out battles over the Orne ; it was disbanded in
late 1944 after having received very heavy casualties , and the personnel were ...
Father Odon hastened to the court . The vocal woodcutter was Aimery , who , with
rosy cheeks and beaming eyes , was dealing blows on the wood with all his
strength , imagining perhaps that he wielded a battle - axe and was striking down