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American Signal Intelligence in Northwest Africa and Western Europe by George F. Howe

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Chapter 13. To the Westwall

Pursuit in the North

The complete defeat of the enemy in Normandy produced a situation in which the questions became: how much could he extricate from the so-called "pocket" west of the gap between Argentan and Falaise; and having saved what he could, where would he cross the Seine River; and where would he be able to establish a new line of defense? Haislip's XV Corps went to the Seine and wrested a bridgehead on the far side at Mantes-Gassicourt. Corlett's XIX Corps joined in an attempt to establish a second encirclement along the Seine, but most of the enemy was able to shift northward toward the Seine estuary and to cross there to the eastern bank. Once across, they moved along the coast. Other shattered German forces ...

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