The success of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 depended on thousands of troops carrying out their mission and the seamless coordination of the amphibious landings with paratrooper and glider assaults. This pocket manual brings together excerpts from Allied manuals used in the preparation for D-Day, including amphibious landings and managing beachheads; pathfinder, paratrooper, and glider pilot training; and infantry and armored fighting in the countryside. In his introduction, Chris McNab adds helpful context to the subject, while the text delves into such considerations as the layout of minefields, types of fencing, and potential underwater obstacles.
The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944
Author: Chris McNab, ed.