Replica glider at the Memorial Pegasus, Benouville.

CHAPTER TWO

The Airborne Bridgehead


Books

Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy by Terry Copp

Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose.

Official Histories

By Air to Battle: The Official Account of the British Paratroops in World War II by The Air Ministry & The Ministry of Information [reprint edited by Bob Carruthers]

The Victory Campaign: The Operations in North-West Europe, 1944-1945. Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Vol. III by C.P. Stacey

Victory in the West Vol. I: The Battle of Normandy by Major L.F. Ellis

Primary Sources

Canadian War Diaries of the Normandy Campaign at the Laurier Military History Archive

Articles

A Question of Relevance”: The Establishment of a Canadian Parachute Capability, 1942–1945 by Bernd Horn

“If anything should happen to me” The Last Letter of Private Leslie Abram Neufeld, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion by Siân Price

A Most Irrevocable Step: Canadian Paratroopers on D-Day, The first 24 hours, 5-6 June 1944,” by Bernd Horn and Michel Wyczynski

Links

Mémorial Pegasus, Bénouville

La Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent, Le Mesnil

Merville Battery Museum, Merville

The Battle for Merville Battery by Neil Barber at 1940s Society

Maps

Sketches from The Victory Campaign by C.P. Stacey.

Contact Information

Matt Baker, Senior Research Associate and Centre Coordinator
matt.ba[email protected]
(519) 884-0710 ext. 2080

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