#0711_02 Hill 192 - Battle in the Bocage - Battles of Normandy
#0711_02 Hill 192 - Battle in the BocageBy David Freer
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Hill 192, North East of St Lo: July 11th, 1944. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Head to Head or Human vs AI for either side) The 11th of July was the critical day in the St Lo sector. Panzer Lehr had launched their counterattack at le Dezert and though the battle was in the balance it was evident the US line would hold. On the left flank of the Allied position, Hill 192 was the dominant terrain feature. German observers could see all the way to the beaches, exposing all to artillery fire. 2nd Infantry Division was tasked with clearing the hill. The division's first attempt on June 16th had resulted in heavy casualties and little ground taken. After intensive training between the infantry, armour and engineers the July 11th attempt was expected to be more successful.