The 46th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army raised in 1939 that saw distinguished service during the Second World War, fighting in the Battle of France and the Battle of Dunkirk where it was evacuated.Then later in North Africa and in Italy, fighting in some very tough battles such as the initial Salerno landings, followed by the fighting at the Volturno Line, the Winter Line, the Bernhardt Line, First Battle of Monte Cassino and later the Gothic Line. During the fighting in Italy the 46th Division suffered over 9,200 casualties. In 1947, the division was disbanded as part of the demobilisation of the British army. This is a first class History written and published in occupied Austria just after the events described.
THE STORY OF 46 DIVISION, 1939-1945
Although not one of the D-Day Divisions, like many other formations, it was fundamental to the success of the broad plans for the direction of the war. The fighting in North Africa and Italy is detailed. Good photos, coloured maps, rolls of commands, staff, awards, and an Order of Battle complete this very good contemporary Infantry Divisional that is scarce in it’s original 1948 printing.