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Today in World War II History—July 1, 1944

Bocage country of the Cotentin Peninsula, France, 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Bocage country of the Cotentin Peninsula, France, 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—July 1, 1944: US First Army secures the Cotentin peninsula in Normandy, France.

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2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—July 1, 1944”

  1. Martin Allison

    It was very interesting to see a photo in black and white of the country side that was so difficult for the Allied troops to advance through. It looks totally short, but in person they could be several feet if not yards wide and 4 to 6 feet tall.

    • Sarah Sundin

      It was! We walked through some of the bocage near Pointe du Hoc and could see why it was such difficult terrain to fight in.