The capture of Cherbourg, and British forces engaging German forces in the battle of Caen, France, during World War II
Caen France Date:1944, July Duration:3 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
Map showing Cherbourg, and Caen, further up the peninsula, in France during World War 2.German forces preparing to defend Caen. Nazi SS troops and armored divisions moving into positions.Scenes of Allied forces battling for Caen (much at dusk or nighttime).Sky filled with Allied warplanes.Bombs falling and smoke rising from targets. British infantry crouched beside a road. British Avro Lancaster bomber in flight. Bombs exploding on the ground.Smoking ruins of buildings.1st Canadian Army troops moving into the wartorn city.Street-to-street and house-to-house fighting in Caen. Residents of Caen emerge from shelters onto streets, after fighting ceases.A small boy picks up an apple from the street and eats it. A soldier of the Polish 1st Division is seen. British 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats) and infantry advancing out of Caen. British forces in heavy fire fights with German defenders around Falaise.
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