The summer of 1944 saw terrible clashes between the American and German armies in Normandy. For 11 weeks, in the Cotentin and then the centre and south of La Manche, the American army, led by General Eisenhower, fought hard against the troops of the Reich. It’s the battle of the hedges.
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After the Allied troops landed in Normandy, the Germans quickly moved up from the south to the northwest in an attempt to block their progress. This movement will give rise to major and bloody operations and battles on Lower Normandy soil. It will be the battle of the hedgerows, the Cobra operation or even the counter-attack of Mortain… besides that, the daily confrontations will also leave traces.
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Visit the Normandy Victory Museum Musée de la Bataille des haies. We are in Normandy, Manche dpt, France.