THE BATTLE OF COTENTIN : 9 – 19 JUNE 1944
152pp. 2018. In June 1944, the Americans crossed the Merderet river to the Chaussé de la Fiere, taking Picauville on 10 June. Their advance was slowed following the failure of the 90th Infantry Division, but they were able to take Pont-l’Abbe on 12 June and Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte 16 June. Two days later they cut the Cotentin peninsula at Barneville, before heading north towards Cherbourg.