BATTLE OF FRANCE: Appomattox, 1944

On D-plus-85 General Dwight D. Eisenhower drew up an interim report on the Battle of France:

¶ Twenty German infantry divisions and five armored divisions destroyed; twelve infantry and six Panzer divisions "badly cut up"; four more divisions hopelessly isolated in Brittany and the Channel Islands. The 47 dead and battered divisions included some of the Wehrmacht's prized paratroop and tank units.

¶ Enemy dead and wounded—200,000; prisoners taken—200,000 (and more thousands coming in).

¶ Enemy aircraft destroyed—2,378 aloft, 1,167 aground. Enemy tanks destroyed or captured—1,300; transport vehicles knocked out—20,000; guns...

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