During the battle of Mortain, Typhoons devasta…

During the battle of Mortain, Typhoons devastated German tank and mechanized columns attempting to reach the French coast – 7 August 1944. The battle, known as Operation Lüttich to the Germans, was a disastrous German counter offensive ordered by Adolf Hitler in an attempt to halt Allied gains from Operation Cobra. German generals had warned Hitler that the attack would not succeed. The German attack initially met with some success, but within a day advance was halted and the Americans regained the initiative. Nearly all the German tanks massed for the offensive would be destroyed and the attacking force would be outflanked and trapped in the Falaise Pocket. #history #ww2 #wwii #history