Newspaper cutting - just as army wanted it

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Newspaper cutting - just as army wanted it

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Article - Allied aircraft for the loss of two planes dropped more than 10,000 tons of bombs on Le Havre. Enabled ground troops to to win port after brief attack. effect on defenders and praise for accuracy of bombing.

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JUST AS ARMY WANTED IT
From CLIFFORD WEBB

"Herald" War Reporter at SHAEF, Wednesday.

ALLIED aircraft, for the loss of only two planes, dropped more than 10,000 tons of bombs on Le Havre before the garrison surrendered.

That bombload enabled our ground troops to win the port after a brief attack in which our total casualties – killed and wounded – amounted to only 400.

Many of the 7,578 German prisoners – they include the commander – had been reduced to nervous wrecks as a result of the bombing and shelling.

Bomber Chief Harris has received a message from the General Officer Commanding the British Forces of the First Canadian Army, saying:
"All ranks have the highest praise for the remarkable accuracy of the bombing and the timing of every attack on the German garrison and fortified positions at Le Havre."

The G.O.C. added that on September 10 – when Bomber Command dropped 5,000 tons – the targets were hit "just as the Army wanted it."

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“Newspaper cutting - just as army wanted it,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33564.

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