Breaking the Panzers: The Bloody Battle for Rauray, Normandy, 1 July 1944
Sutton, 2002 - 191 páginas
This work describes the vital defensive fighting on 1 July 1944 at Rauray in Normandy. Although the 1st Tyneside Scottish battalion gained a battle honour for their victory against the might of two of Germany's elite SS Panzer Divisions, the engagement and its significance for the Normandy campaign as a whole have been largely forgotten. The enemy's last throw came on 1 July, a fierce attempt to penetrate the Allied line and force the British back to the coast. After more than 14 hours of fighting and resolute defence by British anti-tank guns and artillery, the 2nd and 9th Panzer Divisions were halted in their tracks. Here is a reconstruction of one day's battle in World War II, the background and build-up behind it and the men and battalion involved. The entire action of the bloody fighting is told through eyewitness accounts, full signal reports, and photographs to give a minute-by-minute reconstruction of the battle.
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11th DLI 11th Durham Light 18 Platoon 1st Tyneside Scottish 24th Lancers 2nd i/c 2nd Kensingtons 49th Division 4th Lincolns 6-pounder 6th KOSB 70th Infantry Brigade action advance AFVs ammunition anti-tank gun Anti-tank Platoon armour Army artillery attack barrage Battalion HQ Battle of Normandy Black Watch bocage Bren gun Brettevillette British Carrier Platoon casualties Chateau Cheux Company Commander Company HQ Company's position counter-attack Cowie Cpl G defence dug-in Durham Light Infantry enemy tanks enemy's Epsom fighting five-sided field forward front German tank hedge hedgerow Hohenstaufen Intelligence Section July June Juvigny Kampfgruppe L/Cpl machine gun Major mortar bombs moved Nebelwerfer Normandy Officer Panzer Platoon Commander Rauray Rauray battle rifleman ring contour 110 River Odon road round Samson Section Commander sergeant Shermans shot slit trenches snipers Spandau SS-Pz St-Manvieu War Cemetery troops Tyneside Scots VIII Corps village wounded XXX Corps yards