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Monday, July 3rd, 1944

Monday, July 3rd, 1944

The days that marked the Battle of Normandy

On the British front to the east and north of Caen, the English, Canadians and Scots are progressing. Advanced elements of the 2nd British Army are still fighting in the suburbs of Caen where they fight furiously against German defenders who fight to the death. Hitler’s strategy, according to which German soldiers must defend every inch of their territory until the supreme sacrifice, will push the British to employ the big means to facilitate their progress. Thus, the bombing of aviation, naval artillery and terrestrial artillery multiplied on the capital of Normandy.

In the south of Cotentin Peninsula, the American troops of the 1st Army launched an offensive against Saint-Lô which clashed with the German defenders, firmly entrenched behind their line of protection, and taking advantage of the natural barriers offered by the Norman hedgerow.

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