The Germans had turned south to conquer the rest of France. There was still much hard fighting going on across the front. From June 4th to June 18th the German casualty rate shot up from 2,000 a day to 5,000 a day. Some French units put up extreme resistance out of all proportion to the strategic situation. Battalion 109 RI (known for it's leftist political attitudes) made a stand against the fascist invaders at the Loire River between Jargeaud and Chatuenuef.
Attacker: German (Elements of Panzer-Korps von Kleist)