Events on this day – In 1944, German Tiger tank commander Wittmann stops the entire British 7th Armoured Division advance to Caen, “single-handedly”, at Villers-Bocage. Wittmann destroyed in less than fifteen minutes 13 tanks, 2 anti-tank guns and 14 transport vehicles.
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In 1917 Ballymena Petty Officer transfers to army to develop tanks. In 1944 the Irish brigade is received at the Vatican. The German Atlantic U-boat fleet surrenders at the end of WW2 at Lisahally on Lough Foyle, Londonderry in 1945.
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Anniversary of the Lidice massacre by SS who shot all of the village’s men, ten at a time
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In 1944 in Italy after Cassino, the Irish Brigade liberated a fine collection of wines held by the German army command…See below
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