Route the counter attack - Flers


Like other towns near the D-Day landing, Flers was one of the targets of strategic bombing of Normandy on 6 and 7 June 1944, aimed at reducing the advance of German reinforcements. 80% of the town was destroyed. What remained of the town was liberated on 16 August by the British 11th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) and the memorial to the division is at Pont de Vère, north of Flers.

Front photo: Ju 87 B Stab III/StG 77 Flers France July 1940 Hauptman Helmut Bode

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