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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd; Reprint edition (7 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850527376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850527377
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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This is another book in the excellent Battleground Europe Series.
This book, using accounts from veterans of 43rd Wessex Division, gives a rounded view of those often unsung county regiment soldiers, and their supporting arms, who fought from the beaches of Normandy through to Germany.
The book uses a good number of current and contemporary photographs to help understand the countryside and appreciate the conditions they fought under.
The tours are useful especially for those new to the area and the locations of cemeteries and memorials helps to complete a visit to the area.
Tim Saunders has written a fine book about a fine Division and bitter battle that should be remembered.
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With films like Saving private Ryan and T.V. programs like Band of Brothers you wouldn't be wrong in thinking that the really hard fighting was done by the yanks. They engaged the main Panzers while we sat back drank tea and twiddled our thumbs.
The truth is far from it and this single book explains why.
Its a brilliantly executed piece of writting and tells the story of the battle for the hardly heard of Hill 112. Where the 43rd division faced off against the elite of the SS panzer arms.
It brings a tear to your eye when you read about the hard bitter quarterless fight that when over the world forgot.
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as Someone who served in the !st Batt Worcestershire Regt. 214 Brigade of the 43 Wessex Division I fouight with my comrades all through July to the end of the capture of this feature Tim Saunders takes the reader right into this protacted action and as such it dispels the myth that the British Army failed to advance, whilst our American comrades made spectacular gains. This erroneaus criticism of the British perpertrated by American and British Press has rankled with those British Soldiers ever since and so it is refreshing that Tim has burst this myth. The truth is that it was the British and Canadian armies that held the might of the German defenders who almost fanatically held onto both Caen And Hill 112. Tim adequately describes the action and also portrays the value that was obtained by the tenacity of those forces that fought so hard in this area so as to allow the Americans a somewhat easier (if any action is easy) objective of clearing the Contenen peninsular and the capture of Cherbourg. I would dedicate this to the memory of my friends and comrades who lost their lives in the eventual capture of this feature CEEjay
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Tim Saunder's `Hill 112: Battles of the Odon' covers the fighting between British and German troops, during the Second World War Battle of Normandy, for the strategically important feature: Hill 112. The book covers the end of Operation Epsom, Operation Jupiter in detail, before concluding with Operations Greenline and Express, the subsequent fighting and the eventual peaceful capture of the hill. The book is part historical analysis and part tour guide.

The opening chapter of this work feels like a complete rehash of Major How's `Hill 112: Cornerstone of the Normandy Campaign'. While there may not be infinite ways to describe military actions or an endless supply of personal testimony to draw upon, this chapter does feel like a reproduction of an earlier work down to the way the text is worded, photographs used, and quotes employed.

However, the book comes into its own from chapter two onwards. The main weight of the book focuses is on the two-day long Operation Jupiter. Detailed information is provided supported by maps showing the various battalion positions and their movements. The narrative moves in a logical fashion presenting the various phases of the battle and the back and forth fighting resulting in stalemate across the front both sides having exhausted themselves, but at the same time a British strategic success. Saunders does not show any bias, presenting information from both sides although the text does seem weighted towards the British. Plenty of personal testimony is on offer that enriches the text and provides first-hand accounts to the horror of war.
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I bought this book because I had read serveral books on the subject and where the others fell down was on maps showing the smaller battles around the villages. This covers this in spades, lots of maps showing where the individual companies were and where they were advancing to, this is backed up with lots of pictures showing the areas today and then. The information in the book is also well written, so well that you get a sense of what these men went through, with paragraphs written in the soldiers own words, saying what they went through, from both sides of the conflict.
If you have any interest in the battle of Hill 112 or want to tour the battlefield then this book is for you.
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I cannot praise this account of the battle for Hill 112 more highly. It puts the reader in the middle of the action and to wonder at the bravery and endurance of those engaged - indeed, on both sides. The description of the area of the battlefield as it is today is essential reading for anyone planning to visit.
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