The battle

To explain the end of the battle of Normandy, the chapter “the battle” presents:

  • History: from operation Cobra to the German retreat on the Seine, with a focus on the onslaught of the Dives river valley and the slopes of hill 262, discover the strategic importance of the battle of the Falaise pocket;
  • Units: 9 allied divisions took part in the surrounding of the German armies in the Falaise pocket, and about thirty others participated in the battle of Normandy – discover here the main features of their stories, origins, and various motivations to fight a common enemy;
  • Highlights: enlarge or deepen your knowledge on topics related to the battle of the Falaise pocket! Regularly updated, we propose here a series of articles which enlighten different the struggle of summer 1944.

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