Category Archives: World War 2 – Normandy 1944

75 Years Ago Tonight…

I’m just having a drink to the memory of my late father-in-law, Chief Petty Officer Harry James RN, chief engineer of a Royal Navy Landing Craft Flotilla, who 75 years ago tonight was being fished out of Portsmouth Harbour by … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: Operation WINDSOR

Operation WINDSOR: The Battle for Carpiquet Airfield 4th July 1944 Report by Richard De Ferrars Bovington 2009 saw the “Battlefront UK” group put on the demonstration game “Operation Windsor” – the assault by 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on Carpiquet Airfield on … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: The Grimbosq Bridgehead 6-7 Aug 1944

Historical Overview The village of Grimbosq is a small and rather unremarkable village sandwiched between a large forest and the steep banks of the River Orne.  A rural farming community, its peace had previously only been disturbed by the train … Continue reading

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