GOLLY, John.

The Big Drop. The guns of Merville, June 1944. The German

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guns pointing out accross the Quistreham estuary had to be destroyed before the landing ! Six hundred men lost their lives because they landed over the river Dives, flooded on Rommel's orders. Even today their remains are brought to the surface by farmers working the land. The survivors managed to assault and storm the battery to find the mighty guns were only olf French 75 calibre guns ! Only 65 men were left ! With many photographs. London,1982. 174 Pages. Bound. Cover.


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