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Tango0113 May 2022 9:37 p.m. PST

"On 7th August 2014 I would embark on a trip to Normandy, which would see me head to Villers-Bocage to follow on the "Trail of the Tiger". Covering the events surrounding Michael Wittmann's entry into the town, I have put together a small selection of photographs marking the key points along the Tiger's route into the town, as well as a couple of short videos where I take the same road that was traversed just over seventy years earlier.

The route départementale D 675 connects Villers-Bocage to the port city of Caen to the east-northeast, and is a single-lane carriageway as it was back in 1944. Following the construction of the Autoroute A 84, the D 675 is now used to carry mainly local traffic. This means that the road is pretty much the same today as it would have been in 1944, with the exception of postwar additions such as the branches off and onto the A 84 and the roundabout at the Tilly Junction, previously just a fork in the road…"


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