D-Day: The Yorkshiremen who fell to earth

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Date(s) - 06/06/2019
12:00 am

Green Howards Museum


In June 1943 the 10th Battalion of the Green Howards became the 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Regiment. The following year, they dropped into Normandy on D-Day tasked with taking and holding the village of Rainville, in support of the famous attack on Pegasus Bridge.

This Museum Talk explores both of these relatively unheralded actions, and confirms the adaptability, tenacity and fighting ability of the Yorkshiremen who came from the sky and fought from Normandy to the Baltic.

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