Автор: Richard C. Anderson
Название: Cracking Hitler's Atlantic Wall: The 1st Assault Brigade Royal Engineers on D-Day
Издательство: Stackpole Books
Размер: 25 Mb
For more than sixty-five years since the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, many misconceptions and flawed assumptions about how that operation was planned and executed have become part of the accepted history of World War II. One of the most misunderstood is the role and accomplishments of “Hobo’s Funnies,” the 79th Armoured Division, its 1st Assault Brigade, Royal Engineers, and the special-purpose armored assault vehicles, especially the “Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineer” (A.V.R.E.), developed by the British and employed by them on the Commonwealth beaches on D-Day and in Europe.