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Geoff Simpson speaking at the presentation of Men of the Battle of Britain. To his left is Colin Perchard, President of the Société, whilst next to Colin is Anna Baghiani, Société Assistant Librarian and Education Officer.
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WWII: Operation Clipper - Battle for Geilenkirchen
18th November 1944
Part of Operation Clipper, the Battle for Geilenkirchen was the first battle on German soil to be fought by the British since Minden in 1759. For them, it was just one more battle on the way to Berlin, but for the American 84th Division, it was a first faltering step into war and a bitter lesson in the attrition and savagery of combat.
Assault on Germany
(Hardback - 176 pages)
by Ken Ford
The Anglo-American battle for the Geilenkirchen salient in November 1944 was infantry warfare at its worst, and it is described in vivid detail in this new edition of Ken Ford’s classic study.
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