Saturday, June 17, 1944

Saturday, June 17, 1944

The days that marked the Battle of Normandy

US operations in the Cotentin Peninsula to cut German lines continued. Numerous villages and towns on the road to the 7th Corps were liberated, such as the town of Magneville or Néhou, reached on the evening of 17 June by elements of the 60th US Infantry Division. The 47th American infantry division crosses the town of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte. The coast is no more than 10 kilometers from the American soldiers and nothing seems to be able to stop them.

For the British, the case appears much more delicate: if the Green Howards reach the town of Longraye, the defenders of the Panzer-Lehr do not give up a centimeter of land anymore. The English were violently pushed back by the tanks and the artillery. The German line of defense north of Caen holds good and does not seem to want to break.

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