1. Introduction - September 1939 to June 1944 - A brief summary of the Second World War and the events that led to the Normandy landings.


2. Invasion - The state of the German coastal defences and Allied considerations of a possible invasion.


3. Operation Overlord - The broad outline of the invasion plan.


4. The 6th Airborne Division - The tasks assigned to the Division.


5. Enemy Dispositions - The enemy in the 6th Airborne Division's area.


6. The Plan - The Division's plan for D-Day.


7. D-Day Looms - Final preparations and the poor weather conditions.


8. The Airborne Armada - The First Lift leaves for Normandy.


9. The Bénouville and Ranville Bridges - "D" Company of the 2nd Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry assault the bridges.


10. The First Lift - The pathfinders land, followed by the 3rd and 5th Parachute Brigades.


11. The Merville Battery - The 9th Battalion attack the Merville Battery.


12. The River Dives Bridges - The actions of the 1st Canadian and 8th Battalions along the River Dives.


13. The 5th Parachute Brigade - 6th June - The Brigade's movements before dawn.


14. German Reactions - German attempts to comprehend the nature of the landings, disguised by numerous diversionary tactics.


15. The Invasion - A brief summary of the landings on the five beaches.


16. The 1st Special Service Brigade - 6th June - The landing of the Commandos on Sword Beach, No.4 and No.10 Commando's fight in Ouistreham, and the advance to the bridges.


17. The 5th Parachute Brigade - 6th June - The 7th Battalion struggle to hold Bénouville as the 12th Battalion defend Le Bas de Ranville.


18. The 3rd Parachute Brigade - 6th June - The 9th Battalion at Le Plein, the Canadians at Le Mesnil and Robehomme, and the arrival of the Commandos on the ridge.


19. The Second Lift - The 6th Airlanding Brigade arrives.


20. The 6th Airlanding Brigade - 7th June - The attempt of the 1st Royal Ulster Rifles to capture Longueval and Sainte Honorine, and the actions of the 2nd Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry in Herouvillette and Escoville.


21. The 7th June - Defensive positions along the ridge are more firmly established.


22. The 8th June - Heavy attacks on the 1st Canadian and 9th Battalions, No.45 Commando withdraws from Sallenelles and Franceville Plage, while in the south, the 1st Royal Ulster Rifles and 12th Devonshires are pressured.


23. The 9th June - Continued defence of the ridge by the 3rd Para Brigade. The 6th Airlanding Brigade are heavily attacked.


24. The Bréville Gap - 10th June - Despite beating off repeated heavy attacks, the 1st Special Service and 3rd Para Brigade's lines are breached by a strong force, only for it to be cut down by the 13th and 7th Battalions.


25. The 11th - 12th June - The 5th Black Watch fail to capture Bréville. The position of the 3rd Parachute Brigade becomes serious.


26. The Battle of Bréville - 12th June - The 12th Battalion attacks Bréville.


27. Bréville Aftermath - 13th June to August - The days and months following the victory at Bréville, the 4th Special Service Brigade arrive, the 51st Highland Division take over the southern flank, and the 3rd Parachute Brigade is withdrawn for a rest.


28. Operation Goodwood - 18th to 20th July - The 7th, 11th, and Guards Armoured Divisions attempt to break through the German lines from the 6th Airborne Division's bridgehead.


29. Developments Elsewhere - A brief summary of the fighting elsewhere, culminating in the break-out of the 1st and 3rd US Armies in the west.


30. The Break-Out - 7th to 16th August - The 6th Airborne Division prepares to advance.


31. The Pursuit - 17th August - The Division follows up a German withdrawal.


32. The Island - 18th to 19th August - The 3rd Parachute Brigade fight to get off the Island in the River Dives valley.


33. Putot-en-Auge - 19th August - The 5th Parachute Brigade capture Putot-en-Auge.


34. The Commandos - The 1st Special Service Brigade prepares to move against Brucourt.


35. The Battle of the Angoville Heights - The 1st Special Service Brigade battles for high ground north of Dozulé.


36. Beyond Dozulé - 18th to 21st August - The 6th Airlanding, 1st Belgian and Princess Irene Brigades advance on Cabourg, whilst the 3rd Parachute Brigade captures Annebault.


37. Pont L'Eveque - 22nd to 24th August - The 5th Parachute Brigade struggles to gain the crossing over the River Touques.


38. The 6th Airlanding Brigade - 22nd to 25th August - The 1st Royal Ulster Rifles and 1st Belgian Brigade attempt to cross the Touques at Deauville, whilst the 2nd Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry succeed upstream. The Battalion then fights for possession of Manneville La Raoult.


39. Final Acts - 25th to 27th August - The advance of the 6th Airborne Division ends at Pont Audemer, west of the River Risle.


40. Aftermath of the Normandy Campaign - France and Belgium are quickly liberated. The British are repulsed in Holland. The Germans counterattack through the Ardennes, and the 6th Airborne Division returns to the War.


41. Analysis - Appraisal of the 6th Airborne Division's performance. Analysis of the reasons behind the poor drop.


42. Analysis - The lessons learned from the Normandy drop.


43. Analysis - A discussion of the effectiveness of the Division's plan for D-Day. Remarks on their notable successes throughout the campaign.