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Encyclopedia > Cambes

Cambes is the name of several communes in France:

It is also part of the name of:

  • Cambes-en-plain, in the Calvados département

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WAR OF ATTRITION (1512 words)
The Battalion was not included in the plans for this operation, except insofar as it moved forward to the Le Mesnil area one Company, "D" Coy under `Maj. A.
I Fennell, to protect the view point from which the Brigade Commander and his "R" Group were to watch the first phase of the battle, the capture of Cambes by 2 Royal Ulster Rifles.
The Battalion was in occupation of Cambes wood at the time, and the plan was to carry out a raid on known enemy positions in Galmanche, and, if possible, to obtain an identification.
TheHistoryNet | World War II | World War II: 12th SS Hitlerjugend Panzer Division Fought in Normandy (1410 words)
Meanwhile, the 1st and 2nd battalions were approaching Cambes.
Unaware of exactly what was to his front and unable to make contact with any supporting formations, the battalion commander leading the attack on Cambes decided to go onto the defensive.
With his attack now slowing down, Meyer was horrified to discover that the 21st Panzer Division had not yet been able to advance, and his right flank was open and being menaced by Allied tanks.
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