Wednesday, August 23, 1944
The days that marked the Battle of Normandy
The 3rd Army of General Patton is now advancing in the southern region of Paris, while the 7th Army of General Hausser continues crossing the Seine river in the Eure and that General Eberbach goes to Paris with his 5th Panzerarmee.
The American advance, and in particular that of the 5th Armored Division, slowed down in the Eure, where the German soldiers, now out of the encirclement, slowed their withdrawal towards the east and took time to launch skirmishes against the troops Allies that follow. These pikes allow the severely tested Panzer divisions to leave as soon as possible the regions at war and to join areas where they can reform and rest, like the 10th SS Panzer that goes to Holland.
The Belgian brigade commanded by Colonel Piron liberated Deauville, while the British paratroopers from the 6th Airborne Division were heading for Pont-Audemer. Before reaching this locality, they must advance towards Pont-l’Evêque, Beuzeville and Saint-Maclou.