47DG_3: Advance to Cristot - Battles of Normandy
47DG_3: Advance to CristotBy Saunders & Blackie
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Cristot, West of Caen: June 11th, 1944. The Germans were desperately trying to hold on to a small salient as the base for a Panzer counter attack to the coast. The British and Canadians were just as desperate to expand the beachhead and be rid of the salient. Two battalions of the Green Howards with armor support from the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards were tasked to take Cristot and Brouay, just to the east of them [see scenario 0611_01] the Canadians were trying to take Le Mesnil-Patry.