Hill 195, Normandy.

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Owen, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Art

    Good to see you back on the forum,

    My Dad was in 7th Recce,3rd Div.

    Cheers from Toronto

    Randy
     
  2. JonS

    JonS Member

    Innovative and successful actions like that of the Argyll's don't seem to merit much historical attention. Other than the quote from JA English, I've seen no other examination or assessment of those events.
    See: Brian Reid "No Holding Back"

    Excellent book all round.

    Regards
    Jon
     
  3. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    Interesting thread, thank you gents !
     
  4. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen -
    Just yesterday a Canadian woman was on to say that she was following up a relative who had been killed at the "Battle of the Bulge" on the 8th of August '44 - this is typical family folk lore as the Battle of the Bulge was on December 16th - thru January '45 -

    She must have meant the opening of the Totalize Operation when he was killed - but the thread was gone before I could answer ....
    Cheers
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Owen -
    Just yesterday a Canadian woman was on to say that she was following up a relative who had been killed at the "Battle of the Bulge" on the 8th of August '44 - this is typical family folk lore as the Battle of the Bulge was on December 16th - thru January '45 -

    She must have meant the opening of the Totalize Operation when he was killed - but the thread was gone before I could answer ....
    Cheers
    see here.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/searching-someone-military-genealogy/32513-searching-info-john-earl-boyd-3-lt-regt-rca.html

    now back to Hill 195.
    :)
     
  6. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    I have noted in some accounts i've read on the action, that there was some criticism of the lack or lateness of heavy artillery support from 9th-14th Aug.
    On the 10th Aug the HQ 2nd Cdn Army Group Royal Artillery (2CAGRA) was under constant shell fire and then bombed by planes of the RAF-RCAF
    and was put out of action for 3 days suffering 24 casualties.
    Rob
     

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