- 11 km south-west of Caen
The IInd SS Panzer-Korps moved to the west On
30 July 1944, General Dempsey launched an offensive starting from
Caumont-l’Eventé, east of Saint-Lô. The Operation
Bluecoat must dismantle the German lines in an area where there
is no important armoured unit. The attack started with a huge traffic
jam, the progression was slow in this hedgerow favourable to the defenders.
On 2 August, the 11th Armoured Division entered Le Beny-Bocage; General
von Klüge striked back by transferring the IInd SS Panzer-Korps
to the west of the river Orne, and the Allied offensive is blocked.
But in order to prepare the offensive on Mortain, under high command
of Hitler, the Germans made a strategic withdrawal. This enabled the
British to liberate several towns without fighting. In Evrecy and
Noyers-Bocage the front line had been static since three weeks, they
were cleared with enemy on 5 August.
Typhoon pilots monument
dedicated to the Typhoon hunters pilots who died during the
Battle of Normandy. Situation : at the edge of the D675
road at the gate of the town coming from Villers-Bocage
Royal Welch Fusiliers monument
set up by the Royal Welch Fusiliers in memory of the 235 officers
and men of the 4th, 6th and 7th Battalions, who died during the
liberation of Normandy, between June and August 1944; this monument
is also in memory of French population suffering and those who died
during the fighting. Situation : at the edge of the D8 road
at the gate of the town, coming from Caen
Civilian casualties monument Evrecy
in memory of the 130 civilian casualties killed in the air bombing
on 15 June 1944.
: on a place in the town center