EXACA TOUR #5

English

Excursion on The Scottish Corridor and Hill 112. 

FROM THE CAEN MEMORIAL MUSEUM. 

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Montgomery’s third attempt at Caen involving 60,000 troops mostly untested in combat with an average age of 23.

Understand the importance of the topography of the River Odon crossing points and valley, open plains, villages, bocage, orchards and cultivated fields, to the tactics of attackers and defenders.

Consider the importance of Hill 112 "Calvary Hill" and how a brilliant British assault failed.

Visit the Memorials to the "Jocks" and the "Tommies" in the British War Cemetery at Saint Manvieu.