Table of Data Points

Tag : France

1945-05-07Unconditional Surrender

Generaloberst Alfred Jodl signs the instruments of undconditional surrender on behalf of the new German president Karl Donitz. Jodl was later tried and executed for war crimes.

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1944-12-24Battle of the Bulge

The furthest westward penetration made by the German attack was by the 2nd Panzer Division of the Fifth Panzer Army, coming to less than 16 km of the Meuse River.

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1944-12-16Initial Assault

In the north The 6th SS Panzer Army assaulted the Losheim Gap and the Elsenborn Ridge in an effort to break through to Lige. In the center The 5th Panzer Army attacked towards Bastogne and St. Vith. in the South The 7th Army pushed towards Luxembourg.

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1944-08-28Marseille Liberated

Allied troops liberate Marseille as part of the Operation Dragoon, the allied invasion of the southern France.

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1944-08-28Toulon Liberated

Allied troops liberate Toulon as part of the Operation Dragoon, the allied invasion of the southern France.

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1944-08-151944-09-14Operation Dragoon

The allied invasion of southern France was initiated by an amphibious assault by elements of the U.S. Seventh Army, with a follow-up force made up primarily of the French First Army.

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1944-08-121944-08-21Falaise Pocket

The German 7th and 5th Panzer Armies became encircled by the allied advance following Operation Cobra, the successful breakout from Normandy. The bulk of Germany's forces west of the River Seine are destroyed.

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1944-08-01Breakout

As German troops start to withdraw from Caen, Allied troops break out of the Cotentin Peninsula and move rapidly through Britany.

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1944-07-251944-07-27Operation Spring

An attack carried out by II Canadian Corps designed to break out of the Normandy lodgment. Strong German defense of Verrieres ridge and active counter attacks inflict heavy casualties and prevent the breakout. Canadians suffer 1500 casualties.

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1944-06-261944-06-30Operation Epsom

15th Scottish Infantry Division, supported by tanks from the 31st Tank Brigade are involved in heavy fighting to secure a foothold across the River Odon.

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