May 3, 2016

Wandering Along the Grand Rue Bourgthéroulde

Tiger 213 of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 at Bourgthéroulde on August 12, 1944. The Battle of Normandy had already been lost for the Germans and schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 was withdrawing to the east. The specific Tiger was destroyed by its own crew on August 20 when they found no usable bridge to cross the Seine River.

1. Tiger 213. 



The Tiger was located at Bourgthéroulde and was trying to cross the Seine at Elbeuf
2. Tiger 213 was located at Bourgthéroulde
(indicated with the red marker) and was trying to cross the Seine at Elbeuf.


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-301-1951-24/Kurth/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright