July 8, 1944: The bombardment of Caen continues

The terrific bombardment and air attacks from last night are continuing. Thee is a roar over the whole front this morning. The report is of fighting in Caen. From Camilly this morning, we could look down on Caen, which seemed to be almost completely enveloped in smoke. The greater part of Corps H.Q., rear is now in – all my Unit is back with me with the exception of an RAP (Regimental Aid Post) at Tac H.Q. and three, 3 ton lorries which are still loaned out for hauling rations to new troops landing.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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