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Anguerny in 1944 – Calvados – Battle of Normandy

Anguerny (Calvados)

The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles

Liberation: June 6, 1944

Deployed units:

Drapeau canadien de 1944 Régiment de la Chaudière, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau canadien de 1944 Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau canadien de 1944 10th Armoured Regiment (Fort Garry Horse), 2nd Armored Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau nazi II/Grenadier-Regiment 736, 716. Infanterie-Division

History:

The commune of Anguerny in Calvados is attacked on D-Day at 5.30 pm by the 8th Infantry Brigade commanded by Brigadier K. G. Blackader. The men of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and the Chaudière Regiment were supported by tanks of the 10th Armored Horse Regiment, the Fort Garry Horse, who landed in the morning at Juno Beach are in contact to push the Germans towards the south.

After fierce fighting, the Canadians forced their opponents to retreat on D-Day evening to the south and east of Anisy, settling in defensive in Mathieu.

Anguerny map:

Image : carte du secteur d'Anguerny - Bataille de Normandie en 1944

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