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> 15 August 1944 - the 'other D-Day'
Carol I
Posted: August 15, 2004 04:12 pm
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On BBC News I have noticed an article mentioning that 15 August 1944 was the 'other D-Day' when 450000 soldiers opened a new front in southern France. It seems to be the first time that I hear about this assault.

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Victor
Posted: August 15, 2004 07:13 pm
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Yes, Operation Dragon. Among the Allied troops landed there were many Frenchmen of De Gaulle's Free French forces.
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Carol I
Posted: August 15, 2004 10:03 pm
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Yes, Operation Dragon.

Thanks Victor. The name does not ring any bell so I will have to look for this operation.
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PanzerKing
Posted: August 16, 2004 10:39 pm
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It was 4 American and 3 Free French divisions against the German 19th Army consisting of 8 weak divisions, including the 11th Pz Div. The only real fighting that took place on the shore was at Toulan and Marseilles. After that the Germans were in a quick retreat up through eastern France.
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Abu El Banat
Posted: September 19, 2004 01:24 pm
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It was called Op.Dragoon, and not Dragon
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