Buron

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A French family return to their village, Buron, on July 18, 1944; it was devastated during the Battle of Normandy.

Buron is a village in France about 6 kilometres north-west of Caen, in the communes of Saint-Contest and Cairon in Calvados.

History

Buron was the site of two major battles, one on June 7, 1944, and another during Operation Charnwood on July 8, 1944 when the Highland Light Infantry of Canada liberated the town from defending elements of the 12th SS Panzer Division.

References

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External links

  • 1944, The Battle of Normandy: Buron

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