The campaign in the cotentin peninsula 6 20 june 1944 was the first major allied advance after the d day landings and ended with the capture of the port of cherbourg seen by the allies as one of the most important objectives of operation overlord. The battle of cherbourg was part of the battle of normandy during world war iiit was fought immediately after the successful allied landings on june 6 1944allied troops mainly american isolated and captured the fortified port which was considered vital to the campaign in western europe in a hard fought month long campaign. The us navy heavy cruiser uss quincy during the bombardment of cherbourg 1944 this severing of the neck of the peninsula was completed on the 18 th of june when v corps reached the small town of barneville immediately collins began the advance he had waited nearly two weeks to launch heading north for cherbourg. Normandy invasion june august 1944 wwii 2017 at 417 pm summer 1944 normandy invasion is part of a series of articles on the battle of normandy it is a simplified presentation of one of the major pages of the 20th centurys western europe history on july 27 the cotentin peninsula was isolated and on july 31 the last pockets . Sunday june 18 1944 the days that marked the battle of normandy the first objective of the 7th american corps is reached the cotentin peninsula is cut sunday june 18 1944 the days that marked the battle of normandy the first objective of the 7th american corps is reached the cotentin peninsula is cut
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