Place:Villers-Bocage, Calvados, France

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NameVillers-Bocage
TypeCommune
Coordinates49.083°N 0.65°W
Located inCalvados, France
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Villers-Bocage is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in Northern France.

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Second World War

The Battle of Villers-Bocage was a significant battle between British and German forces on 13 June 1944 during the Battle of Normandy. Further fighting occurred two weeks later during Operation Epsom, during which the village was destroyed by 250 RAF heavy bombers.

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