Sherman Tankdozer clearing rubble, Lonlay-L'Abbaye.


A M4A1 Sherman tank fitted with a bulldozer blade clears rubble from the bridge in the center of the village.

The bridge was partially destroyed by an American elements of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion and 82nd Recon. Bn (2nd US AD) at around 23:00 on the 8th of August during the German Operation Lüttich offensive near Mortain. This was to prevent units of the 10th SS Panzer which was advancing the area from using the bridge to further their advance.

The houses in the background were burned by the Germans when they briefly reccoupied the village.