argentan rue de la poterieA photo of a German Panther and some GI’s is a famous picture of destroyed Argentan. The U.S. Third Army, under the command of General George S. Patton Liberated Argentan after eight days of violent combat against the German 9th Panzer Division and the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. The U.S. 80th Infantry Division Liberated the city in the morning or 20 August.

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