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Description - Operation Tonga by Kevin Shannon

Operation Tonga - The Glider Assault: 6 June 1944 is an account of the Glider Pilot Regiments role in Operation Tonga, the first stage of the airborne assault in the Normandy landings in June 1944. The story is told through the eyes of those who were there - glider pilots, paratroopers, pathfinders, tug crews and passengers - and covers the operation from training through to evacuations after D-Day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781553978
ISBN-10: 1781553971
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Fonthill Media
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kevin Shannon

Kevin Shannon's father, Bill, took part in Operation Tonga. Shannon spent ten years in the British Army, serving in a number of regiments. After many years of teaching history in a secondary school, he now works with young people with behavioural problems. Stephen Wright is the nephew of Billy Marfleet who was killed on Operation Tonga. He is a former teacher and currently works as a youth officer in the fire and rescue service. It was through their mutual interest in the operation that the two spent three years gathering stories from survivors and reading official accounts.

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