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9th Battalion memorial stele

(France - Basse-Normandie - Gonneville-en-Auge)

"From this crossroads on the night of 5/6th june 1944 the 9th Battalion of the British Parachute Regiment reduced to 150 men and deprived of most of its weapons and equipment but united behind its commanding officer Lt-Col T Otway departed to assault and capture the Merville Battery."

Source

  • Text: Barry van Veen
  • Photos: Peter Bijster
  • BARBER, N., The Day the Devils Dropped in, Pen & Sword Books Limited, Barnsley, England, 2010.

Address and contactinformation

Address:
Rue des Banques
14810 Gonneville-en-Auge
WWII grade:
100%
Rating:
40%

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