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Situated in St. Juliaan village at Vancouver Corner, the Brooding Soldier memorial is a 35ft-high statue of a Canadian soldier with bowed heads and hands resting on arms reversed. The memorial was carved from a single shaft of granite
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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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