Rauray June 1944

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Michael Kenny
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Rauray June 1944

Post by Michael Kenny » 22 Sep 2017 21:06

Reading Baverstock's 'Breaking The Panzers' I noticed this on page xx about the actions around Rauray :

Book Three of The Official Histories of WW2 (CAB44/250) includes a
map showing the locations of a number of German AFVs destroyed during
the battle,
compiled from an RAF reconnaissance photograph. This aerial
photograph was originally part of the 70th Brigade War Diary No. 369
(WO 171/653 ), but is unfortunately now missing from this document.


http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... /r/C628367

Has anyone got this volume and if so can they scan and post the map?

Tom from Cornwall
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Re: Rauray June 1944

Post by Tom from Cornwall » 16 Nov 2019 11:36

Michael,

It's strange because looking at the titles of those volumes I would have thought that 30 Corps ops at Rauray would have been described in CAB44/248 rather than the volume that Baverstock refers to. Next time I'm there though (probably in the new year now), I'll take a look.

Regards

Tom

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Re: Rauray June 1944

Post by Sheldrake » 16 Nov 2019 13:19

Michael Kenny wrote:
22 Sep 2017 21:06
Reading Baverstock's 'Breaking The Panzers' I noticed this on page xx about the actions around Rauray :

Book Three of The Official Histories of WW2 (CAB44/250) includes a
map showing the locations of a number of German AFVs destroyed during
the battle,
compiled from an RAF reconnaissance photograph. This aerial
photograph was originally part of the 70th Brigade War Diary No. 369
(WO 171/653 ), but is unfortunately now missing from this document.


http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... /r/C628367

Has anyone got this volume and if so can they scan and post the map?
I think this has been posted on one of the Ww2 forums somewhere. Here is a version overprinted with the artillery units
Sketch Rauray 1 July.pdf
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Re: Rauray June 1944

Post by Tom from Cornwall » 16 Nov 2019 15:13

Sheldrake,

That's great, many thanks.

Now just have to find out if the air photo survives anywhere.

BTW I've got your book on order; now waiting to see whether it will be here in time to be sitting under the tree on Xmas day!

Regards

Tom

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Re: Rauray June 1944

Post by Tom from Cornwall » 16 Nov 2019 15:25

Strange that whoever helpfully highlighted the British positions and tank locations didn't highlight the three tanks on the road in Queudeville and the two on the road to the NE of that village.

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Tom

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