The Abbaye Ardenne

Chapter 5: The Bridgehead Battles



Album Mémorial: Bataille de Caen, 6 juin au 15 août 1944 by Jean-Pierre Benamou (Bayeux: Heimdal, 1988).
Conduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy byHoward Margolian (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998).
Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy by Terry Copp (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003)
Les Canadiens Face a La Hitlerjugend: Normandie, 7-11 juin 1944 by Georges Bernage (Bayeux: Heimdal, 1991).
Maple Leaf Route: Caen by Terry Copp & Robert Vogel (Alma: Maple Leaf Route, 1983).

Official Histories

Cross Channel Attack: The U.S. Army in World War II by Gordon A. Harrison
The Victory Campaign: The Operations in North-West Europe, 1944-1945. Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War. Vol. III by C.P. Stacey
Victory in the West Vol. I: The Battle of Normandy by Major L.F. Ellis

Primary Sources

Analysis of 75 mm Sherman Tank Casualties Suffered Between 6th June and 10th July 1944: Report No. 12 by No. 2 Operational Research Section
Canadian War Diaries of the Normandy Campaign at the Laurier Military History Archive


The Canadian Role in Operation “Charnwood,” 8 July 1944: A Case Study in Tank/Infantry Doctrine and Practice by David A Wilson
The Capture of the Abbaye D’Ardenne by the Regina Rifles, 8 July 1944 by Gordon Brown
The Defeat of the 12th SS: 7–10 June 1944 by Oliver Haller
The Guns of Bretteville: 13th Field Regiment, RCA, and the defence of Bretteville-l’Orgueilleuse, 7–10 June 1944 by Marc Milner
In Support of the Canadians: A British Anti-Tank Regiment’s First Five Weeks in Normandy by Tony Foulds
Outside the Box: A New Perspective on Operation Windsor—The Rationale Behind the Attack on Carpiquet, 4 July 1944 by David Patterson
Rearranged Snowdrops: The Construction of Memory at the Abbaye d’Ardenne by Vanessa McMackin


Château de Fontaine-Henry, Fontaine-Henry
Le Mémorial de Caen Museum, Caen
Château de Caen, Caen


Sketches from The Victory Campaign by C.P. Stacey