Route Objective - A port
Located in the center of the Cotentin Peninsula, Valognes was in line with the ultimate Allied objective of Cherbourg, a port city on the northern tip of the peninsula. Troops of the 4 Infantry Division entered Valognes on June 20th, 1944, but passage in the city itself was hampered by damage caused by previous bombardments. Units of the 2 Ranger Battalion arrived in Valognes on June 25th.
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