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Diary August 20, 1944


Column of German prisoners from Falaise Pocket
A column of the 45,000 German prisoners from the Falaise pocket. However, because of Allied delays the bulk of the German 7th Army and 5th Panzer Army are withdrawn in time.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, August 20, 1944:

RUSSIAN FRONT
2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts attack German-Romanian Army Group South; Romanian 3rd Army broken.

SEA WAR
German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen bombards Russian position on Gulf of Riga.

WESTERN FRONT
Falaise Gap closed by Allied forces; British capture Argentan. Americans establish bridgehead over the Seine at Mantes-Gassicourt, northwest of Paris. De Gaulle lands at Cherbourg.

AIR WAR
Europe: 142 Russian planes attack U-boats and shipping at Constanta.

OCCUPIED FRANCE
Resistance forces capture Toulouse and set fire to Paix oil refinery at Douai.

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