Al Murray’s Road to Berlin – Documentary – S1, Ep2 – Battle for Normandy

Battle for Normandy

The episode looked in detail at the British 22nd Armoured Brigade’s involvement in the Battle of Villers-Bocage, south of Caen, and the German counter-attack by the German tank commander Michael Wittmann. The episode also examined the Allied artificial Mulberry harbour installed at Arromanches, the American advance west to obtain the port of Cherbourg, and the Allied aerial bombing of Caen during Operation Charnwood. Finally, it examined Operation Goodwood, the Allied advance to Bourguébus Ridge beyond Caen to the east.

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