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Proceeds from the following publication are donated to the Fallen Heroes of Normandy project to help maintain and preserve this archive for future generations...

 

 

The Fallen Heroes of Normandy Series Volume 1

6th Airborne Division

The Flight of Pegasus

 

by Carl Shilleto & Richard Grayling

 

Back cover and blurb.

 

A detailed breakdown of the fatal casualties sustained by the 6th Airborne Division during the Summer of 1944 in Normandy, France.

 

Publisher: J.Whiting Books.

 

Publication Date: Summer/Autumn 2018.

 

 

The author royalties for the following publication have been donated to the Fallen Heroes of Normandy project to help maintain and preserve this archive for future generations...

 

Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge

The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 6th June 1944

by Carl Shilleto

Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

 

Paperback, 192 pages, 150+ photographs, 20+maps & illustrations. ISBN 978 184884 309 7

 

First published 1999, 2001 and 2004 as Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery. Then revised, extended and published as Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge in 2011 and 2013.

 

This battlefield guide is the companion work to Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated edition of the previous best selling Battleground Europe Series book Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery.


This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 2 Oxf Bucks and engineers of the British 6th Airborne Division, in six gliders, on the Caen Canal and River Orne bridges in the early hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944. It also describes part of the battle for the village of Bènouville by 7 Para and Ranville by 13 Para. It was the combination of these actions that allowed the link-up between the commandos and airborne troops on D-Day. Thereby, forming a bridgehead to help secure the eastern flank of the greatest combined military operation in history; Operation OVERLORD.

 

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Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges

The 6th Airborne Division in Normandy 6th June 1944

by Carl Shilleto

Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

 

Paperback, 256 pages, 150+ photographs, 25+maps & illustrations. ISBN: 978 184884 519 0

 

First published 1999, 2001 and 2004 as Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery. Then revised, extended and published as Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges in 2011.

 

This battlefield guide is the companion work to Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge. Together, these two books form the fully revised and updated edition of the previous best selling Battleground Europe Series book Pegasus Bridge & Merville Battery.

This book examines, in great detail, the attack by 9 Para Bn of the British 6th Airborne Division on the German gun emplacement known as the Merville Battery on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The actions of 8 Para, 12 Para, Canadian 1 Para, attached engineer and support units, and commando raids in this area of Normandy are also told. In particular, the importance of destroying the five bridges, and a drainage culvert, in the Dives valley are explained along with the importance of taking and holding the high ground to the north-east of Caen. These combined actions resulted in the protection and securing of the left flank of the greatest combined military operation in history; Operation OVERLORD.

 

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Forthcoming Publications

 

Fallen Heroes of Normandy 1944

The Commonwealth Cemeteries

by Carl Shilleto

This publication provides details of the 18 Commonwealth War Cemeteries in the Calvados department of Normandy, France. There are also details and stories about some of the individuals buried in each these cemeteries that are maintained by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission.

 

Through analysis of the Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and database, this work will also reveal, for the first time, new statistics and details about the cost in human life of the Normandy Campaign in 1944.

 

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

 

Publication Date: 2019/20, date to be announced.

 

 

 

 

War Poets and Artists of the Normandy Battlefields

by Irena Zientek & Carl Shilleto

 

A series of biographies and details of the experience and works of the war poets and artists who served in Normandy during the Second World.

 

For those who did not survive the conflict, this work provides information about their final place of rest in Normandy and details of their memorials.

 

Publisher: to be announced.

 

Publication Date: 2018/19, date to be announced.