Invasion of Normandy
Barely Surviving the Jump into Sword Beach

Fred Millward, a paratrooper of the British 9th Parachute Battalion, part of the 6th Airborne Division, was one of the only paratroopers to survive D-Day and participate in the Allied attack on the Nazis’ Merville Gun Battery, a German coastal fortification on the Atlantic Wall in Normandy. Millward describes how he luckily survived the turbulent British landings on Sword Beach.

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