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The Battle of Normandy

The Falaise pocket

In mid-August, the success of Operation Cobra and the failure of the rash counterattack launched in Mortain upon Hitler’s orders gave General Bradley the idea of carrying out a vast encircling manoeuvre.

In mid-August, the success of Operation Cobra and the failure of the rash counterattack launched in Mortain upon Hitler’s orders gave General Bradley the idea of carrying out a vast encircling manoeuvre. Forced to fight on the run, the German armies were rapidly caught between two pincers (Anglo-Canadian to the north and American to the south), which inexorably closed upon them. Relentlessly pounded by aircraft and artillery, the pocket grew smaller by the day, finally closing once and for all on 21 August, near the village of Chambois.

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Civilians in wartime Mémorial

In Falaise, a new museum dedicated to both the life and survival of the civilians during WWII.

Mémorial de falaise
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Arromanches 360 circular cinema

Don't miss! - The film "Normandy's 100 days". Archive images projected in HD on 9 screens.

Mémorial d'Arromanches
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1944 radar museum

Discover the daily life of the German soldiers in charge of the air reconnaissance inside the bunkers

Mémorial de Douvres