Most interesting Nevil. I don't think that anyone who saw the aftermath of Falaise has ever forgotten it. I remember my Dad mentioning the quantity of dead horses. He also went through a little later with 11 Air Formation Signals. Without wishing to open too large a can of worms, and having noted your mention of the speed of the allied advance, what was your impression as a British officer working alongside the Americans of their view of British and Canadian progress after the initial landings ? Was there an understanding with the US that Caen was difficult or were they impatient with the Commonwealth advance ?