Major David Currie, seen talking with the young man in
the white shirt, commanded Canadian Forces
during the fierce battles near Falaise.
|Map showing campaign|
|Canadian armour preparing for attack|
The initial objective was to encircle the German Seventh Army and link up with the Americans at Argentan, but this was then changed to the villages of Trun and Chambois by Gerneral Montgomery, who realized that the line would possibly be too weak to stem the German retreat at Argentan, and so ordered a stronger line formed with the capture of the latter villages. This was finally accomplished on August 18th with the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions capturing, respectively, Trun and Chambois.
|Destruction of part of the German Army|
Written and Posted by William A Moore
"The Normandy Landings" - Derek Blizard, Reed Intl Books, 1993.
Closing the Gap ~ Robert Taylor