Caumont-L’Eventé

×HISTORICAL FACTS

The Liberation of Caumont-L’Eventé
The 2nd Infantry Division took Trevières on the night of 9th-10th June before progressing through the Cerisy Forest and clearing it during the day. By 10th June, the advance of 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions was almost completely clear of resistance between the Elle and Tilly-sur-Seulles. The 1st Division, which had sustained such heavy losses on Omaha on 6th June, penetrated through this breach and entered Caumont-L’Eventé, 30 kms from the coast between Saint-Lô and Villers-Bocage. Since 6th June, this advance was the greatest Allied progression on the Norman Front during the first week.