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Especially for Operation Jupiter and Epsom, that went own over similar grounds and with similar units on both sides: the ending result is 3:1 to 1:1.5. According to my research, while the British numbers are correct, the cited 6,469 German casualties for Operation Jupiter are incorrect. They're the wrong numbers for the wrong period. The 2,000 British ...


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An American WWII field manual, FM 17, explained the options of attacking with leading tanks, attacking with leading infantry, or attacking with a mix. An attack with leading tanks would e.g. be made when enemy tanks are encountered. In the defense, infantry would typically be forward along with recon, with tanks for the counterattack force. However, tanks ...


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Various circumstances of defense and attack preparations General rule for WW2 operations was that attacking force suffers most casualties breaking trough the defenders fortifications and lines. Of course, the better these preparations are (and harder the terrain) you could expect heavier initial casualties. Defenders on the other hand suffer most casualties ...


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The bocage country of Normandy, which the British were just entering subsequent to Operation Jupiter, made offensive action much more difficult. Up to July 2 the British forces were operating almost exclusively in bocage-free Nort-East Normandy. Normandy Bocage Marked up manually from Maps #55, #63, #64, and #65 of the West Point Military Atlas - WW2 ...


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