During the breakout in Normandy, the British Second army was attempting to smash the German resistance in the Caen pocket. To protect the American left flank, an attack was launched to seize the high ground south of Caumont. The close terrain in this area demanded the use of heavy tanks to lead the assault. “S” Squadron’s Churchill tanks found itself holding a hill near Les Loges when three Jagdpanther tank destroyers achieved complete surprise by attacking from an unexpected area. . .
Attacker: German (Elements of Kompanie 2, Panzerjaegerabteilung 654)
Defender: British (S Squadron, 3rd Battalion Scots Guards, 6th Guards Tank Brigade and Lieutenant Cunningham’s Troop)