August 1944 saw the German Armies in Normandy surrounded with a narrow gap through which to still escape near Trun/St Lambert. Although in a desperate predicament the various units still maintained pretty good discipline and cohesion. Right up till they neared the narrow area of the still open exit. At this point they had to endure near constant artillery attacks and also direct fire from Canadian and British tanks,mixed in with ground attacks by fighters and fighter bombers. Casualties then broke the units apart and it was every man for himself,bunching together with soldiers from the Army,WaffenSS and Luftwaffe. Since most German artillery was still horse drawn it meant awful equine casualties as well. Every German soldier that survived will always remember the cry "Jabos"!!!
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