Invasion of Normandy
Ian Fleming’s 30 Assault Unit Member on the Battle of Cherbourg

Marine James “Sandy” Powell was a member of the 30 Assault Unit (AU), an elite British Royal commando unit that helped to gather intelligence and carry out interrogations. The group was commanded by Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond spy novel series. Powell explains what his D-Day landing near Utah Beach as well as his involvement in the Battle of Cherbourg during the Normandy Invasion, an integral battle that helped secure the large and accessible fortified port which would allow the Allies to provide reinforcements after D-Day.

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