D-day Landing tours

Falaise Pocket Tour

Useful information

  • 1 day
  • 8 people maximum
  • mandatory reservation
1-2 pers : 525 €    3-4 pers : 550 €
5-6 pers : 575 €    7-8 pers : 600 €
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Falaise Pocket Tour

General Eisenhower stated after the battle :
“The battlefield at Falaise was unquestionably one of the greatest “killing fields” of any of the war areas. Forty-eight hours after the closing of the gap I was conducted through it on foot, to encounter scenes that could be described only by Dante. It was literally possible to walk for hundreds of yards at a time, stepping on nothing but dead and decaying flesh.”
Following on from the Canadian 1st Army advance, Operations Totalise And Tractable, towards Falaise. This tour covers the actions to close the Falaise Pocket by the Allied forces. With the Polish 1st Armoured Division putting the stopper in the bottle.

After the Allied breakout in Normandy and Hitler’s failed counteract at Motain. The German Army was slowly being trapped in a long salient.. Desperate desperate defence as the Germans tried to avoid be encircled and escape over the Dives river crossing towards the Seine . The Germans called it “The Corridor of Death”
Itinerary

Canadian advance from Falaise to Trun Major Currie , South Alberta Regiment, at St Lambert sur Dives. Awarded the Victoria Cross Major General Maczek 1st Polish Armoured Division defence of the Mace, Hill 262 American 90th ID at Le Bourg St Leonard The Link up at Chambois, closing the Pocket The Corridors of Death, St Lambert sur Dives, Moissy, and Chambois Memorial de Montormel Museum
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