Author Results for Ivor Howcroft

From Beachhead to Bridgehead: the Royal Navy’s Role in the Amphibious Assault across the Rhine, Spring 1945

By Ivor Howcroft

During the assault on the Rhine in the spring of 1945, an enterprising unit of assorted naval amphibious craft was attached to the British army, while a similar United States Naval unit supported the US Army. Poor co-operation between the army and the navy contributed to an inefficient use of the force and its contribution […] Read More

Filed under: WW2 | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

Note: Equal Speed Manoeuvres – Operation Neptune, June 1944

By Ivor Howcroft

The papers of Vice-Admiral J. Hughes Hallett have revealed that a historical lesson on the need for a combined operation to bring about a successful amphibious landing did indeed bring about a successful conclusion. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics