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Defence of Rauray Anniversary
On 1st July we mark the Anniversary of the 70th Infantry Brigade Battle Honour - Defence of Rauray.

This was the final attempt by the German Panzer Divisions to break the Allied line of advance on the left flank and the fiercely fought action showed their relentless armoured attacks stopped in their tracks, with significant destruction of enemy vehicles through a co-ordination of all arms - infantry, tank, artillery and anti-tank guns, and a heavy toll taken of armoured infantry. The Brigade losses were significant.

Read the accounts of the various unit actions on the Website at Brigade, Battalion and Artillery Regiment levels over this period of the end of June and beginning of July 1944.