Thursday, 29 January 2015
Assault Crossing - The River Seine 1944
Just finished reading this evening Assault Crossing-The River Seine 1944 that was recommended in the TooFatLardies Yahoo Group early January. The book describes a not well-known action undertaken by the British 43rd Division whose objective was to secure a bridge crossing site for the XXX British Army after breaking-out from Normandy, dashing through The Netherlands and Belgium.
The authour narrative deals in detail, at company level, the confusing battle that developed, lasting less than a week between the first crossings attempts until the bridgehead was finally consolidated, resulting a high cost in men on both sides.
The book is illustraded with a few but very usfuel maps and offers a lot of inspiring materials for nice campaign with Chain of Command, with the possibility of fielding a Tiger Tank (there were actually 2 of these AFVs operating in the area) if you fancy that. I strongly endorse this work.