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Diary September 1, 1944

British armored division in the Somme Valley.
A British armored division advancing due to the Somme Valley.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, September 1, 1944:

Western Front

Canadians occupy Dieppe, which is abandoned by the Germans. British troops reach Arras; USA soldiers capture Verdun.
Montgomery promoted to Field Marshal.


British 8th Army captures Monte Gridolfo, a bastion of the Gothic Line.

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