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SS Graffiti carved into the outside walls of Chateau du Fou discovered by BHTV whilst filming the Operation Bulbasket DVD. Chateau du Fou was used as a replacement barracks, by 17 SS Pz Gren Div, after the bombing of Bonneuil- Matours on the 14/15 July 1944. Chateau du Fou was itself bombed on 2 Aug
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Remaining German Troops in Falaise Pocket Surrender
21st August 1944
The destruction of the trapped German forces in the Falaise pocket in August 1944 is one of the most famous episodes of the Normandy campaign. Some liken the event to Hitler's defeat at Stalingrad, while others argue the victory was flawed because so many German troops escaped.
(Hardback - 272 pages)
by Anthony Tucker-Jones
The destruction of the trapped German forces in the Falaise pocket in August 1944 is one of the most famous episodes of the Normandy campaign. But myths have grown up around accounts of the battle, and its impact on the course of the war is sometimes misunderstood. In this meticulously…
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