20 August 1944

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War at Sea

German submarine U-413 sunk off Brighton

German submarine U-984 sunk with all hands off Brest

German submarines U-1229 sunk off Newfoundland

Western Front

US 3rd Army establishes a bridgehead over the Seine near Mantes-Gassingcourt

The Falaise gap is finally closed

The French Resistance rises in Paris

French troops liberate Toulon

De Gaulle moves to France

Eastern Front

Soviet troops begin an offensive against Romania, breaking through towards the Danube


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 20 August 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_08_20.html
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