Tribute of the Allies to the first Polish Armored Division at Montormel (Orne). Photo: Tendance Ouest
27 August 2017 : Commemorations of the end of the Battle of Normandy
Author: Eric Mas
Information source: Tendance Ouest
The commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the end of the Battle of Normandy took place this Saturday afternoon, August 26, 2017, on the Montormel Memorial site near Argentan (Orne).
This was one of the important places of the victory of the allies against the occupier in 1944. Two and a half months after D-Day and the landing, the Germans had been pushed back only about fifty kilometers south of the D-Day landing beaches.
The tribute began at 3:30 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2017 on the site of the Montormel Memorial, in front of the bust of Major Maczek: indeed, if Americans, Canadians, Britons, French contributed to the fight, the soldiers of the 1st DB Which closed this pocket, encircling one hundred thousand German soldiers. Ten thousand soldiers perished on the spot.
A tribute was paid in the presence of delegations from the allied countries, especially Great Britain with this year a special veteran: Captain Mylchreest, aboard a Cadillac of 1941, immense Limousine, identical to that used at the American President Roosevelt!