The Falaise-Chambois Pocket: Summary

In August 1944, after 72 days of fighting, the Allies encircled the German army in the Dives valley.

The “Falaise-Chambois” pocket formed and the German army’s retreat from this pocket would become the last combat of the Battle of Normandy.

The pocket reunited 6 nationalities (German, American, British, Canadian, French and Polish). Between the 19th and 21st August, the Allies closed in a total of 100,000 German soldiers. 50,000 of these soldiers escaped, 10,000 were killed and 40,000 were taken prisoner.

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