Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - the very best
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Illustrated guide books and maps to the battlefields of the First & Second World Wars


 


THE BATTLE OF THE FALAISE GAP

 

In August 1944 the major part of the German 7th Army and elements of the battered 5th Panzer Army amounting to almost 19 Divisions were close to being surrounded by the Allies.

Despite being aware of the possibilty of closing the ring around the Germans the Allied commanders hesitated and thousands of soldiers with their equipment escaped eastwards through a narrow corridor at Falaise.

Nevertheless, as the gap closed the Allies combined ground and air power attacks on the German troops with such ferocity that thousands of men and animals were killed, the fields and roads being covered with destroyed equipment. General Eisenhower described the battlefield at Falaise as 'one of the greatest killing grounds of any of the war areas'.

Though we do not describe the Falaise affair in any of our books we do offer a small and simple map of the area showing the locations of the memorials and museums. The map is 'boxed' within our D-Day Landings map.

 

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or for more information click on the cover picture below