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6th Airborne Division advance to the River Seine

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The 6th Airborne Division advance to the River Seine occurred in August 1944, in the later stages of the Battle of Normandy, following the German Army's defeat in the Falaise Pocket, during the Second World War. [1]

76 relations: Allies of World War II, Annebault, Artillery battery, Battle of Bréville, Bavent, Bayonet, Berville-sur-Mer, Beuzeville, Bonneville-sur-Touques, Branville, Bréville-les-Monts, Bures-les-Monts, Cabourg, Cromwell tank, Deauville, Devonshire Regiment, Dives (river), Dozulé, Falaise Pocket, Field artillery, First Canadian Army, Flanking maneuver, Foulbec, German Army (Wehrmacht), Goustranville, Honfleur, I Corps (United Kingdom), John Crocker, John Howard (British Army officer), Josef Reichert, Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom), Major (United Kingdom), Major-general (United Kingdom), Normandy, Normandy landings, Operation Overlord, Operation Tonga, Orne (river), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Petiville, Calvados, Pont-Audemer, Pont-l'Évêque, Calvados, Putot-en-Auge, Richard Gale (British Army officer), Risle, Royal Netherlands Motorized Infantry Brigade, Royal Ulster Rifles, Saint-Pair, Saint-Philbert-des-Champs, Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, ..., Seine, Touques (river), Touques, Calvados, Troan, Troarn, Vauville, Calvados, Vimont, Calvados, World War II, 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion, 15th Army (Wehrmacht), 1st Belgian Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 1st Special Service Brigade, 3rd Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom), 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, 4th Special Service Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division, 5th Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom), 6th Airborne Division (United Kingdom), 6th Airlanding Brigade (United Kingdom), 711th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht), 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion, 7th Armoured Division (United Kingdom), 8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion, 9th (Eastern and Home Counties) Parachute Battalion. Expand index (26 more) »

Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Annebault

Annebault is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Artillery battery

In military organizations, an artillery battery is a unit of artillery, mortars, rocket artillery, multiple rocket launchers, surface to surface missiles, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles etc, so grouped to facilitate better battlefield communication and command and control, as well as to provide dispersion for its constituent gunnery crews and their systems.

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Battle of Bréville

The Battle of Bréville was fought by the British 6th Airborne Division and the German 346th Infantry Division, between 8 and 13 June 1944, during the early phases of the invasion of Normandy in the Second World War.

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Bavent

Bavent is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of north-western France.

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Bayonet

A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit on the end of a rifles muzzle, allowing it to be used as a pike.

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Berville-sur-Mer

Berville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Eure department in northern France.

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Beuzeville

Beuzeville is a commune in the north-western part of the department of Eure in the Normandy region in northern France.

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Bonneville-sur-Touques

Bonneville-sur-Touques is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France, located four kilometres from the urban agglomeration Deauville-Trouville.

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Branville

Branville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Bréville-les-Monts

Bréville-les-Monts is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Bures-les-Monts

Bures-les-Monts is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Cabourg

Cabourg is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of France.

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Cromwell tank

The Cromwell tank, officially Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M), was one of the series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War.

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Deauville

Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Devonshire Regiment

The Devonshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army which served under various titles and served in many wars and conflicts from 1685 to 1958, such as the Second Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War.

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Dives (river)

The Dives is a 105 km long river in the Pays d'Auge, Normandie, France.

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Dozulé

Dozulé is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northern France.

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Falaise Pocket

The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 – 21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War.

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Field artillery

Field artillery is a category of mobile artillery used to support armies in the field.

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First Canadian Army

The First Canadian Army (1reArmée canadienne) was a field army and the senior formation of the Canadian Army that served on the Western Front from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War.

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Flanking maneuver

In military tactics, a flanking maneuver, or flanking manoeuvre is a movement of an armed force around a flank to achieve an advantageous position over an enemy.

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Foulbec

Foulbec is a commune in the Eure department in the Normandy region in northern France.

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German Army (Wehrmacht)

The German Army (Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German Armed Forces, from 1935 until it was demobilized and later dissolved in August 1946.

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Goustranville

Goustranville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Honfleur

Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France.

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I Corps (United Kingdom)

I Corps ("First Corps") was an army corps in existence as an active formation in the British Army for most of the 80 years from its creation in the First World War until the end of the Cold War, longer than any other corps.

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John Crocker

General Sir John Tredinnick Crocker, (4 January 1896 – 9 March 1963) was a senior British Army officer who fought in both world wars.

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John Howard (British Army officer)

Major (Reginald) John Howard DSO (8 December 1912 – 5 May 1999) was a British Army officer who led a glider-borne assault on two bridges between Bénouville and Ranville in Normandy, France, codenamed Operation Deadstick, on 6 June 1944 as part of the D-Day landings during the Second World War.

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Josef Reichert

Josef Reichert (12 December 1891 – 15 March 1970) was a German general during World War II who commanded several divisions.

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Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom)

Lieutenant general (Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.

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Major (United Kingdom)

Major (Maj) is a military rank which is used by both the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Major-general (United Kingdom)

Major general (Maj Gen), is a "two-star" rank in the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Normandy

Normandy (Normandie,, Norman: Normaundie, from Old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is one of the 18 regions of France, roughly referring to the historical Duchy of Normandy.

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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.

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Operation Tonga

Operation Tonga was the codename given to the airborne operation undertaken by the British 6th Airborne Division between 5 June and 7 June 1944 as a part of Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings during the Second World War.

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Orne (river)

The Orne (Ptolemeus Olina) is a river in Normandy, within northwestern France.

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Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was a light infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until 1958, serving in the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II.

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Petiville, Calvados

Petiville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer is a commune in the Eure department in the Normandie (Normandy) region in northern France.

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Pont-l'Évêque, Calvados

Pont-l'Évêque is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Putot-en-Auge

Putot-en-Auge is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Richard Gale (British Army officer)

General Sir Richard Nelson "Windy" Gale (25 July 1896 – 29 July 1982) was a senior officer in the British Army who served in both world wars.

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Risle

The Risle (less common: Rille) is a long river in Normandy, left tributary of the Seine.

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Royal Netherlands Motorized Infantry Brigade

During the Second World War, the Royal Netherlands Motorized Infantry Brigade was a military unit initially formed from approximately 1,500 Dutch troops, including a small group guarding German prisoners-of-war, who arrived in the United Kingdom in May 1940 following the collapse of the Netherlands.

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Royal Ulster Rifles

The Royal Irish Rifles (became the Royal Ulster Rifles from 1 January 1921) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army, first created in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot and the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot.

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Saint-Pair

Saint-Pair is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Saint-Philbert-des-Champs

Saint-Philbert-des-Champs is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Seine

The Seine (La Seine) is a river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France.

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Touques (river)

The Touques is a small long coastal river in Pays d'Auge in Normandy, France.

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Touques, Calvados

Touques is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Troan

Troan is a hamlet in the parish of St Enoder, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Troarn

Troarn is a former commune in the Calvados in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Vauville, Calvados

Vauville is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Vimont, Calvados

Vimont is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion

The 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.

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13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion

The 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.

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15th Army (Wehrmacht)

The 15th Army (German: 15. Armee) was a World War II field army.

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1st Belgian Infantry Brigade

The 1st Belgian Infantry Brigade, also known as the "Piron Brigade" (Brigade Piron) after its commander Jean-Baptiste Piron, was a Belgian and Luxembourgish military unit in the Free Belgian forces during World War II.

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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Canadian Army formed in July 1942 during the Second World War; it served in North West Europe, Landing in Normandy during Operation Tonga, in conjunction with the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 and in the airborne assault crossing of the River Rhine, Operation Varsity, in March 1945.

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1st Special Service Brigade

The 1st Special Service Brigade was a commando brigade of the British Army.

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3rd Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 3rd Parachute Brigade was an airborne forces brigade raised by the British Army during the Second World War.

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49th (West Riding) Infantry Division

The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army.

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4th Special Service Brigade

The 4th Special Service Brigade was a brigade-sized formation of the British Commandos formed during the Second World War in March 1944 from battalion-sized units of the Royal Marines.

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51st (Highland) Division

The 51st (Highland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army that fought on the Western Front in France during the First World War from 1915 to 1918.

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5th Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 5th Parachute Brigade was an airborne forces formation of brigade strength, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.

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6th Airborne Division (United Kingdom)

The 6th Airborne Division was an airborne infantry division of the British Army during the Second World War.

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6th Airlanding Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 6th Airlanding Brigade was a airborne infantry brigade of the British Army during the Second World War.

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711th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

The 711th Infantry Division (German: 711. Infanteriedivision) was a German Army infantry division in World War II.

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7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion

The 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, formed by the British Army during the Second World War.

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7th Armoured Division (United Kingdom)

The 7th Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army that saw distinguished active service during World War II, where its exploits in the Western Desert Campaign gained it the Desert Rats nickname.

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8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion

The 8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.

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9th (Eastern and Home Counties) Parachute Battalion

The 9th (Eastern and Home Counties) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Airborne_Division_advance_to_the_River_Seine

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