17 August 1944

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Eastern Front

Soviet troops reach the East Prussian border

Western Front

Model replaces Kluge as commander of German forces in the west

US troops liberate St Malo, Chartres and Orleans

Southern France

7th Army bridgeheads are linked up, creating a 50-mile front

Diplomacy

Keitel visits Finland in an attempt to encourage Germany's wavering ally


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 August 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_08_17.html
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