Flers (Flériens) is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France. The town was heavily bombed by the Allies on 6 and 7 June, 1944. Flers was liberated by the 11th Armoured Division, on August 16, during the reduction of the Falaise pocket.
|2. Flers is located in north-western France.|
|3. The Falaise pocket on August 16.|
|5. Sherman tanks advancing near Flers. The first tank is fitted with a hedgerow cutter.|
|6. A British column near Flers on 17 August 1944.|
|7. Cromwell of the 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry passes |
through Flers. The devastation of the city is obvious.
|8. A Sherman drives through the remains of Flers on 17 August 1944.|
1., 5., 6., 7., 8. Laing (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons3., 4. CMH Pub 7-5-1