Having been pinched out of the line by the closure of the Falaise Pocket, the 1st Infantry Division continued mopping up and enjoyed some welcome rest and recuperation, but not for long.
The Allied advance across France continued at a breakneck pace.
A further encirclement entrapped even more Germans just short of the Seine River, and on 25 August the French 2nd Armored Division and American 4th Infantry Division made a triumphal entry into Paris in the midst of wildly ecstatic crowds.
Meanwhile, Allied commanders 8 envisioned even deeper penetrations and pursuit beyond the Seine.
The Big Red One was part of these plans, and was trucked over 100 miles to the east beyond Chartres, there to reassemble and prepare to continue the attack.