Friday, July 14, 1944
The days that marked the Battle of Normandy
On this national Bastille Day in France, the fighting continues in Normandy. The British maintained contact in the city of Caen with the German forces of the Western Panzergruppe commanded by Eberbach, and tried to reach the eastern and southern parts of the city, but the defenders stood firm despite the numerous bombings.
In the Odon valley, British progress continues, although it is very slow and the losses are high. A large number of German armored divisions are in contact with the Commonwealth forces who are suffering from this situation but are holding on.
On the other hand, these movements of tanks and armored vehicles directed towards Caen allow the Americans not to suffer more in their sector. The American front seems justly stable, it does not evolve practically, except on about ten meters paid at high price by the two belligerents. Saint-Lô and Périers are always within artillery range, but not yet within gun range.