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The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, 7 April2017. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in support of US national security interests in Europe. US Navy p
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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.
(Paperback - 256 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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