Tag Archives: Ian Daglish

Normandy June 2015 – Day#05 – Thursday 4th June – part 1

I’ve split this day into two posts as we got through a lot! Another day, another battlefield tour! Or rather a continuation of yesterday’s as we’d only really covered half of the area of Operation GOODWOOD. This time, it was direct to the village of Soliers where, just before we got into the village, over […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#04 – Wednesday 3rd June

Operation GOODWOOD Today we would be following in the footsteps – or rather tank tracks – of the British Army’s attack to the East of Caen: Operation GOODWOOD. This was Montgomery’s plan to make good use of the “excellent tank country” to the South & East of the city in an attempt to break through […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#9 Sunday 9th June

Tilly Book Fair and balloons Tilly Book Fair The “Salon du Livre de la Battaille de Normandie” or “Tilly Book Fair of the Battle of Normandy” is now in it’s fifth year. The “brainchild” of the Tilly 1944 Association and in particular the curator of the museum at Tilly sur Seulles  – Stéphane Jacquet – […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#7 Friday 7th June

Operation BLUECOAT, Sainte-Mère-Église and UTAH Beach Following Operation BLUECOAT In the past, whenever we’ve visited Normandy and followed the tour of Opertion BLUECOAT laid out in the back of Ian Daglish’s book on the subject, we’ve always started at Caumont & made it as far as Le Beny Bocage, or perhaps th e cemetery at […]

Day 6: 5th June

This was quite a busy day, covering Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 and then on the trail of Ray Elledge and Francis Gillespie with some “Calvados hunting” in between. Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 Last year, we had visited the “shoulder” of the Operation EPSOM battlefield when we took a look around Rauray & […]