The Pocket of Falaise-Chambois, the “row of death”
- Thursday, July 20, 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, August 17, 2:30 p.m.
The “death row” is the name given by the German soldiers to an axis six kilometers long, starting from the Dives river and ending at the foot of Hill 262 North.
This narrow corridor, with small dirt roads, is the only way of salvation for the nearly 100,000 soldiers surrounded in the pocket. Beaten by artillery, strafed by air force, encumbered with destroyed vehicles and the corpses of men and horses, around 50,000 men managed to get out of the “kessel” (the cauldron), another name for the Falaise- Chambois.