June 10 the installation of the Arromanches and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
artificial harbours begins. Other great facilities are achieved
like the Bazenville airfield close to Bayeux and that of Cardonville
in the South of Grandcamp and Maisy.
continue their offensive in the North-West towards Cherbourg and
South-west of the beach of Utah
Beach, in direction of Carentan which represents a major objective
for the Ally, being the crossroads linking the Calvados and Cotentin
regions. The 506th regiment of the 101st Airborne is on the way
towards Carentan, just like the 327th Glider Regiment which captures
the village of Brevands in the North-West of Carentan. South of
Beach, the troops of the 2nd American Infantry Division capture
the localities of Trévières and Rubercy.
On Saturday, June 10, general Bradley (who has established his Headquarters close
to the Pointe du Hoc the day before) meets general Montgomery at
forces still face bloody fightings to the North and the West of
Caen and progress with many difficulties. The soldiers of the 51th
Highlanders are located at the sides of the 6th Airborne Division
to defend their positions near the village of Breville.
The Allies lost
at the evening of June 10 nearly 15,000 men, killed, wounded, missing
or made captive.
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