Amblie in 1944 – Calvados – Battle of Normandy

Amblie (Calvados)

The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles

Liberation: June 6, 1944

Deployed units:

Drapeau canadien de 1944 1st Bn Canadian Scottish Regiment, 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Image : drapeau anglais - Union Jack Royal Engineers 25th Airfield Construction Group

Drapeau nazi II/Grenadier-Regiment 736, 716. Infanterie-Division

Drapeau nazi 2/Schwere-Artillerie-Abteilung 989, 716. Infanterie-Division


On June 6, 1944, the village of Amblie in Calvados was occupied by the second battalion of the Grenadier-Regiment 736 of the 716th Infantry Division. In particular, the Germans installed the command post of the Schwere-Artillerie-Abteilung 989, which is equipped with four 122 mm sFH 396 (r) guns.

After disembarking at Graye-sur-Mer, Company B of the 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment (7th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division) progressed by keeping the Seulles River in handrail, West of Reviers and approaches Amblie by the north-east.

The Canadians did not encounter resistance in this locality, their opponents of the second battalion of Grenadier-Regiment 736 having withdrawn further south. They seize it and continue south towards Le Fresne-Camilly.

On June 29, 1944, the staff of the 1st Canadian Army took up its quarters in Amblie.

Beginning June 30, 1944, the Royal Engineers 25th Airfield Construction Group began the installation of the ALG B-14 airfield. This is a RRS (Rearming and Refueling Strip) generally used for ammunition and fuel refueling of allied squadrons. But this track is mainly used for the evacuation of wounded and the transport of personnel until the end of the war. It is the only English track in Calvados dedicated to the transport of personalities.

Amblie maps:

Image : carte du secteur de Amblie - Bataille de Normandie en 1944

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