battle for caen

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bruce
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battle for caen

Post by bruce » 30 Nov 2002 22:19

can any1 tell me what divisions were involved in the fighing for caen, and what was the liberation date?

thank u 8)

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Post by Polynike » 01 Dec 2002 00:01

On the Geraman side:

12th SS Hitler Jugend
Panzer Lehr
21st Panzer
272 Inf Div
716 Inf Div
9th SS Panzer
10th SS Panzer

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Post by Polynike » 01 Dec 2002 00:03

Did you see Battlefiled on discovery channel on thursday and friday...excellent doc on the battle of Caen

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Post by bruce » 01 Dec 2002 02:50

thx Polynike
can some1 provided info about the allied division(s) that liberated caen?

p.s. i wish i had discovery or history chanels :cry: :roll:

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Post by David Lehmann » 01 Dec 2002 10:54

On the german side you can add 346. ID and 16. LFD which I think were also implied.

On the allied side I remember following units :

British :
- 11th AD
- 7th AD
- Gds AD
- 3rd D
- 59th D
- 43rd D
- 51st D

Canadian :
- 3rd D
- 2nd D

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Post by Andy H » 01 Dec 2002 12:20

Caen fell on July 9th'44 to Lt-Gen J.T.Crockers British I Corps.

:D Andy from the Shire

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Post by Benoit Douville » 01 Dec 2002 17:58

Bruce,

The final attack to take Caen was scheduled on july 7 1944 by Anglo-Canadian troops. The spectacular sight of hundred of Bombers dropping thousands of tons of explosives on the enemy raised the spirits of the Canadians assault troops. The Germans had been shaken by the weight of the onslaught but hardly erased as an effective fighting force. Most of them were well dug-in on the outskirts of Caen in areas wich ahd not been targeted.

The Canadians ran headlong into their old nemesis, the 12 SS Hitler Jujend division. The fighting rage all day and it was one of the fierciest battles in World War II. Finally the 9 brigade captured an SS headquarters after a harsh struggle that continued well after dark, the flames and explosions illuminating the night sky. The following day, july 9, the Canadians carefully cleared Caen of its snipers, mines, and booby traps. Altogether, more Canadians were killed and wonded liberating the city than on D-Day itself. It had taken a month longer than planned but, thanks in large part of the efforts of the 3rd Canadian division, Caen was at last in Allied hands. Most of the Germans, however, had escaped to safety over the Orne River.

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Post by Dan Reinbold » 10 Dec 2002 23:44

Depending on the date you can also add:

1st SS Panzer Division "LSSAH"
2nd Panzer Division
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 10 Dec 2002 23:47

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