Tag Archives: Bocage

Normandy June 2015 – Day#07 Saturday 6th June

Operation BLUECOAT 6th June dawned clear and bright. It was going to be another hot one, especially for a tour of the start of operation BLUECOAT. We called in on Barrie, or at least tried to, as he wasn’t there. So we headed off to meet up with Mary, Jack, Eain & Muir at Mary […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#7 Friday 7th June

Operation BLUECOAT, Sainte-Mère-Église and UTAH Beach Following Operation BLUECOAT In the past, whenever we’ve visited Normandy and followed the tour of Opertion BLUECOAT laid out in the back of Ian Daglish’s book on the subject, we’ve always started at Caumont & made it as far as Le Beny Bocage, or perhaps th e cemetery at […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#6 Thursday 6th June

Bocage, Hill 226 and St Charles de Percy Bocage bagging When reading & talking about the post D-Day fighting one word crops up time and again: “Bocage”. So what was “Bocage” or “The Hedgerow Country” as Americans called it? A dictionary definition is: “the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and […]