Diary July 8, 1944

Canadian troops near Caen

Canadian troops of the British 2nd Army near Caen.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, July 8, 1944:

Western Front

Normandy: ‘Titanic’ artillery barrage precedes major attack by British-Canadian 2nd Army northwest of Caen, which advances up to 5 km by nightfall against fierce opposition.

Air War

Britain: 1,750 barrage balloons in position south of London to combat the V-1.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Captain F J Walker, ‘ace’ U-boat hunter; aged 50.
Argentina: Peron appointed Vice-President by President Farrell; from this moment Peron rapidly becomes virtual dictator.

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