Escoville

×HISTORICAL FACTS

The Liberation of Escoville
Escoville, to the south of 6th British Airborne Division’s landing zone, remained occupied by troops of 21st Panzer on the evening of 6th June. The following day’s objective for 2nd Battalion, Ox and Bucks was the liberation of the village. After liberating Herouvillette, the airborne troops entered Escoville on, 7th June, in the morning but later, had to withdraw following a German counter-attack. For a week, Escoville was the front line for the opposing forces. On 14th June, reinforcements from 51st British Infantry Division, after taking up positions to the east of the Orne, liberated Escoville.