The 10th Battalion HLI landed in Normandy on the 18th June 1944 as part of the 227th (Highland) Brigade.They took part in Operation Epsom, engaging in heavy fighting around Cheux. They advanced through Normandy, fighting alongside 6th Guards Tank Brigade. The 10th Battalion crossed the Rhine in Buffalo amphibians at Xanten at 02:00 Hours on the 24th March 1945. The Battalion then advanced on to the Elbe, making one final assault in Buffaloes to cross the Elbe a few days before the surrender of German forces in Northern Germany.
CAMPAIGN IN EUROPE .The Story of The 10th Bn. The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) 1944-1945
This is good fighting Battalion history, covering the 10th Battalion HLI during the advance from Normandy to the Elbe via Holland, the Ardennes and on to the defeat of Germany.Very readable, and useful WW 2 Highland Battalion History. Complete with 12 colour maps (based on the official sheets).