EXACA TOUR #15
The Battle of the Hedgerows.
The battle around St Lô where the Germans used the ancient hedgerows and sunken lanes to create effective defences against the US advance.
The Battle for the “Bocage” and for St Lô was complex and brutal .
Visit German defences, memorials and St Croix church.
Imagine the cost of liberation to the local population.
EXACA TOUR #16
Due to long distance, this programme does'nt use period transport but van. The abortive counter-attack at Mortain ordered by Hitler in countryside clearly unsuitable for the Panzer units.
Visit the Brittany American Cemetery at St James and Gal PATTON impressive memorial at Avranches with historic vintage Pontaubault victory bridge.