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Fighting Them on the Beaches tells the story of one of the largest and most meticulously organized seaborne invasions in the history of warfare - the Allied Landings of June 6, 1944: D-Day. As the parachutists and glider troops of the US and British airborne divisions went in on the night of June 5, Allied shipping began massing out in the Channel. As down broke on June 6, waves of assault craft hit the Normandy beaches. British, American, Canadian, polish and Free French troops began to stream ashore to storm the defences of the Atlantic Wall in the teeth of overwhelming enemy firepower. By midnight on D-Day 150,000 Allied troops were ashore and the process of consolidating the beachheads and pushing inland had begun.


Fighting them on the Beaches
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Excellent read.
October 26th, 2013
Another great WWII book from Mr Cawthorne. A good story teller, which in my humble opinion, makes for an enjoyable read. Difficult to put down at the end.
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It's fantastic
September 20th, 2013
I read parts of this through and through the statistics gained and published were far beyond my belief
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