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Reviers in 1944 – Calvados – Battle of Normandy

Reviers (Calvados)

The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles

Liberation: June 6, 1944

Deployed units:

Drapeau canadien de 1944 The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau canadien de 1944 The Regina Rifles Regiment, 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau canadien de 1944 The Regina Rifles Regiment, 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

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

History :

The Regina Rifles Regiment (7th Infantry Brigade) escaped with difficulty from Courseulles-sur-Mer and progressed towards Reviers along the departmental road 170, supported by tanks of the 1st Hussars. The losses incurred are particularly high and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division is significantly behind schedule.

Nevertheless, Lieutenant-Colonel D. B. Buell’s men managed to repulse the German defenders of the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier-Regiment 736 (716. Infanterie-Division) and Regina Rifles seized Reviers at 5 pm.

A company of Centaur tanks, located at Reviers, provided fire support during the capture of the commune of Fresne-Camilly around 6:30 pm by company C of the Regina Rifles Regiment.

Today, 2,049 soldiers (2,044 Canadians, 4 British and 1 French) rest in the Reviers military cemetery.

Reviers maps:

Image : Carte de Reviers dans le Calvados
 

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