The Falaise Pocket Normandy, August 1944
- World War II
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Inside Normandy’s deadly pocket
The battle of the Falaise Pocket, in August 1944, was the turning point in the Normandy campaign. In early August, the German Army was in turmoil: while it was managing to hold back the Allies, the defense involved resources that could not be replaced, and the Allies ruled the skies above.
By August 21st, the Allies had linked up and sealed the Falaise Pocket, trapping around 50,000 Germans inside. While many soldiers eventually escaped, the losses were catastrophic and by the end of the month, Army Group B had retreated, ending the battle of Normandy.
This illustrated account examines the battle from the failed offensive at Mortain, looking at both German and Allied perspectives, to complete the story.
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|Release Date:||June 20, 2019|