Re: Cotentin Peninsula 1944
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It's on the west coast of France, very close to the allied landings at Normandy. Check the web for "Battle of Cherbourg - WWII".
It was necessary to suppress the fort and concentration of German forces there to prevent them from attacking the Allies who had landed and were proceeding against the Germans in occupied France.
Best Regards. It's good to see Dr Robinson's time and efforts to preserve this portion history have survived the demise of Yahoo.