The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles
Liberation: June 6-7, 1944
1st South Lancashire, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
22nd Dragoon, 10th Armoured Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
The town of Cresserons, defended by the 716. Infanterie-Division, is from the 6th June 1944 in the morning under the control of English soldiers of the 1st South Lancashire Regiment belonging to the 8th Infantry Brigade, supported by tanks of 22nd Dragoon.
In the afternoon of D-Day, German tanks of the 21. Panzer-Division managed to progress near the departmental road 222 passing through Cresserons towards Sword Beach, before turning back.
The town was not fully liberated until June 7, 1944.