The War Illustrated No 185 Vol 8 July 21st 1944

British 2nd Army in the Normandy Campaign GERMAN SNIPER whose last battle has been fought and lose lies prone beside a knocked-out enemy tank (1) in the Titly-Caen sector of the Normandy front just ahead of the tank a British soldier, wearing the new type steel helmet, snipes from the cover of a thicket. Captured in heavy fight­ing during the last week of June 1944 two German officers tramp back to a prisoners’ compound under the watchful eye of a cheery, diminutive Tommy (2). Enemy snipers had the exact range of an exposed spot on a road used by our infantry speedy but cautious movement was called for (3). Across open country a British assault wave, of which these two •are members (4), eager to get to work with the bayonet, went into the attack in the Tilly area on June 26. As a result of brilliant operations extending pver 30 days, the key-town of Caen was captured by British and Canadian troops on July 9, and Rommel was in slow retreat. Piu tns, British Official
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