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St Lambert sur Dives
This page contains general information about this battle, fought during the Second World War.
 War  World War II
 Theatre  North West Europe, 1944-45
 Campaign/Op  Normandy
 Date  Aug. 19-22, 1944
 Force Size  -
 Casualties  ? killed, ? wounded
 Content Page  St. Lambert Sur Dives
 Gallantry Awards
Maj. David Currie, South Alberta's - Victoria Cross
After Currie led the attack on the village of St. Lambert-sur-Dives and consolidated a position halfway inside it, he repulsed repeated enemy attacks over the next day and a half. Despite heavy casualties, Major Currie destroyed seven enemy tanks, twelve 88 mm guns and 40 vehicles, which led to the deaths of 300 German soldiers, 500 wounded and 2,100 captured. The remnants of two German armies were denied an escape route.
 Battle Account
 Regiments  Killed   Wnd. 
 The South Alberta Regiment    
 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada