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  • Nom
    Chambois
  • Date
    1944-08-21
  • Lieu
    CHAMBOIS
  • Contribution
    Grasset Jacques
  • ID
    3142.3266

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Chambois
Chambois
Chambois town where the surrender of the German divisions took place, and this was the end of the "Battle of Normandy".
Point of junctions of all the Allied armies.

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In the footsteps of the 2º D.B. du général Leclerc
On August 18 and 19, the Groupement tactique - Langlade (GTL) received the mission of flanking the American 90° Infantry Division in the operations to close the Poche de Chambois.

This last mission does not enthuse Leclerc, who then confides to Colonel Paul Girot de Langlade - We must be in Paris within 48 hours. I'm going to Bradley's to get this decision. It is therefore essential that you are not fully engaged in a fight from which you cannot withdraw, especially as I forbid you to lose any feathers" (General Omar Bradley was then commanding the 12" US Army Group, i.e. all US Army forces on the Normandy front).

LA BATAILLE DE L'ORNE - AUGUST 1944 PROGRESSION AXE EXMES

Stationed in the Mortrée region, the GTL set off on its march. For its last operation in Normandy, the 2nd D.B. takes the route Montmerrei, Médavy, Almenêches, Le Pin au Haras, Exmes, where colonel de Langlade sets up his command post.

For several days, the 2nd D.B. will therefore station and fight the German units, who are trying to get out of the pocket, in the Chambois-Exmes sector. The "Massu" sub-group was installed in a defensive position south of Omméel. To its left, the "Minjonnet" sub-group was in more direct contact with the American battalions that invested Fel and then Chambois on August 19. Thus, elements of the 1 Régiment de Marche de Spahis Marocains made a junction with soldiers of the 358th Infantry Regiment of the 90th American Infantry Division at the entrance to Chambois, in the direction of Omméel, on the D13.

The 7th Company of the Régiment de Marche du Tchad commanded by Captain Jean-Julien Fonde launches several reconnaissances in the direction of Avenelle, towards the hamlet of La Frênée, and up to the slopes of côte 262 sud with the 3 squadron of the 12° Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique.

Sappers from the 1" Company of the 13th Engineer Battalion are tasked with clearing the axes and clearing mines. Many German soldiers trying to escape eastwards were taken prisoner.

Credit and Photos: Grasset Jacques
 
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