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Prelude

One hour from Paris, in Val-d’Oise county set up the castle of La Roche-Guyon on the North bank of the Seine river. The castle we know

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Topics: WWII 79th Infantry Division, Field Marshal Johannes Rommel, WWII 313 Infantry Regiment, France, La Roche Guyon Castle

At Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe, 79th Infantry Division was assembled to assist the other elements of the XV Corps in blocking the escape of the Germans to the East. Several enemy groups composed

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Topics: France, Paris, WWII 79th Infantry Division, WWII 313 Infantry Regiment, France, Seine River, France, Mantes-Gassicourt

As the American armies were progressing toward Brittany, the 315th Infantry Regiment was still on its way to the South.  Lessay was under Division’s control, Germans were

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Topics: World War 2, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII, WWII 79th Infantry Division, Brittany, WWII 315 Infantry Regiment

Before to move on Paris, 314th Infantry Regiment was in Division Reserve on the 17th of August 1944, men had the chance to rest by

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Topics: World War 2, World War Two, WWII 79th Infantry Division

On August 2nd, 1944, General Omar Nelson Bradley contacted General Frank U. Greer to transmit him new order. 79th

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Topics: World War 2, World War Two, WWII 79th Infantry Division, France, Mayenne

In the early days of August 1944, Normandy frontlines are almost  drilled, Operation Cobra was a huge success. German Army was routed and was forced to withdraw. Some behind the natural line of defenses known as

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Topics: World War 2, WWII 79th Infantry Division, Normandy, WWII 313 Infantry Regiment

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