The Battle for Tilly-sur-Seulles - Normandy - June 1944

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    I recently found these online:

    Battery diary, 341 Battery, 86th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1944 to 1946; compiled by Lt Sidney Beck

    341 BATTERY - 86TH FIELD REGT RA (HERTS YEOMANRY)

    - WAR DIARY - 3 JUNE 1944 TO 9 APRIL 1946


    With refs. to - "Tilly" and "Tilly-sur-seulles" - and the battles (inc. Cristot) around there during June 1944, and much besides.

    Also: The Story of the War since D-Day

    The Story of the War since D-Day, as seen by an Artillery Officer, Lt. Sidney Beck R.A. (the transcript of his letters to his wife, 10 June 1944 to 15 August 1945)

    And: D-Day diary manuscript
     
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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Normandy battlefront : 16th June 1944 · Frank Gillard (3.34 mins audio)
    "Sound and commentary from the Normandy battlefront"



    Normandy battlefront : 17th June 1944 · Frank Gillard (1.45 mins audio)
    "Sound and commentary from the Battle of Tilly-sur-Seulles"



    Normandy battlefront : 20th June 1944 · Frank Gillard (3.08 mins audio)
    "Tilly after capture"

     
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  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

  4. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    This is the latest edition published earlier this year.
    1st Edition published 2008
    2nd Edition published 2019

    According to Stephane - who I met in Tilly in June - the new 2019 edition contains updated information and also a few dozen extra pages. I've not been able to compare the two editions as I don't have access to the 1st Edition. It's a 'heavyweight' book so falls quite properly into the 'reference book' category rather than the 'easy reading' category. Something to dip into and out of as the case may be.


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  5. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    I find that French or German books in France and Germany sell for quite a lot less than the crazy UK/US Amazon computer-generated prices. Every time you do a search on an old book you up its price.
     
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  6. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    The new edition is currently on sale in Normandy for 59 Euros .
     
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  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

  8. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    That's what I paid for mine (Heimdal stall at the Tilly sur Seulles book fair 9th June 2019)
     
  9. norton 407545

    norton 407545 Well-Known Member

    The copy I have which I bought in 2015 has the German tank on the front cover.
    I bought it at the tilly museum and I think I paid €45 or €49 and your definitely right Steve it's such a big well written book that I'm sure if I read it cover to cover I'd forget the beginning by the time I got to the end
     
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