Caen [place]


Caen [place]


This is an item about a place. Spelling variants, forms in different languages and usage notes are listed here. Caen was bombed in support of the D-Day landing 6/7 June 1944, and again 12/13 June. On 7 July northern and central Caen was badly damaged by almost 500 aircraft attacking German troop positions north of the city. On 18 July 1944 five defended villages east of Caen were bombed by almost 1000 Bomber Command aircraft in support of Operation Goodwood as part of the battle of Caen.
About 35,000 residents were made homeless by the Allied bombing and street fighting. . Please use the links below to see all relevant documents available in the Archive.


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