A reprint of a rare original document from the Royal Air Force Museum Archives.
This is a reprint of an item for which many people have searched for many years. The German retreat across the Seine has been a controversial subject, and although many articles and commentaries refer to this document, few if any quote directly from it. The report was written by the Bombing Analysis Unit of the RAF, and gives a great deal of detail about what happened at the Seine after the Falaise debacle. The figures given contradict the idea that the German Army was wrecked by the time it approached the river, and that few men and very little equipment made the passage to safety on the east bank. Reprinted together with the 3 original maps (at A1 size) showing the crossings used and the bombing offensive against the escaping troops.