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.


  1. I read this a couple of years ago when planning a Rapid Fire project based around the 5th Battalion DCLI. A great read. I can also highly recommend The Battle for Gielenkirchen, which is even better.

  2. Great book. Also Jary's 18 Platoon covers some events following up through Vernon.